A year of faith!!


At the end of the year my Pastor, Steven Furtick challenges every person and family to pick a word for the following year. Ive been picking my word every year since 2015 and sometimes I have to pick two words. For 2018 I picked, “Faith” I knew that if i had more faith then I would have less stress. More faith means less room to become so easily frazzled when things don’t go my way or when the plans seem to fall through.

I must admit that although this year has just started I have been stretched, pulled and challenged in my faith. I find myself saying, “God I trust you.” But my mind will immediately start planning a back up plan for the two back up plans I already had.

With winter storm Grayson I was reminded that you can NOT have faith and stress at the same time. While i was sitting in the airport I began thinking of who I could call to just vent about my commuting struggle. As I was scrolling through my contact list I started talking to God, I was so frustrated with myself for not having faith in the small things and areas in my life. God knew I would be pushed to the limit with all the flight delays and cancellations, God knew I had to be at work super early and not once did he leave me hanging.

He favored me every step of the way and gave me time to rest. I say all of this to remind you that although you want an immediate change in a specific area of your life/personality it doesn’t happen overnight. That is one of the hardest parts about choosing a word like “faith”
I know in order for my faith to grow I have to go through some tough situations and I have to stay diligent when my mind and emotions go left. I have to constantly remind myself that FAITH the size of a mustard seed can move mountains.
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It doesn’t matter how bad it looks from the outside I know Jesus will meet me in the middle of the mess and he will carry me to the other side. He was with the three Hebrew boys before they ever stepped foot in the fiery furnace. He was with the woman at the well when she went to the well not knowing she was going to meet Jesus there, he was with Jonah when he was in the belly of the whale. He is with you even in your dysfunction, failures, triumphs and disappointments. He is the God of miracles and a rewarder of those who seek him daily.

2018, will be my year of FAITH and I know that through every test, tight space, negative feeling and failure he will guide me through.

Stand boldly in your truth!

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