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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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!