This year, I was inspired to seek Gods guidance on choosing ‘one word’ instead of a resolution. Choosing one word to direct my focus and direction in 2016 forces me to simplify my already overflowing ‘to-do list’, challenges me to be intentional about really and truly growing in one particular area for Christ.
And guys, the word that’s knocking on my heart kind of scares me. I don’t want to fix this area of my life- I am afraid of what people will think, I am afraid of how it will hurt to challenge myself in this way, I am afraid that I will end up being proved wrong in my approach. But my fear serves as a reminder that to grow in Christ is to be stretched, is to hurt, is to trust his perfect plan. My fear about choosing this word as a resolution is confirmation that this area of my life is one I need to desperately address.
So, confidence. For far to long have I doubted Gods plan for my life and his ability to use me. It’s normal for me to sit back and tell myself that I can’t be used, that I am not good enough to further his kingdom, to change a heart, to impact others. It’s easy to assume my opinion doesn’t matter.
Yet, in Christ, I have worth. In Christ, I have a plan and purpose for my life. In Christ, I have the CONFIDENCE to change lives, move hearts, and glorify God in both small and big ways.
Praise the Lord for growth, for conviction, for change. I am scared silly to be ‘more confident’ in myself, but how comforting it is to know his ways, his plan for me is much greater then my own.