Interestingly enough, I don't feel this way every time a new month rolls around. I rarely get this determined and organized on March's Eve or August 31st. Kind of wish I did....
I enjoy choosing one word that will be the focus idea of the days ahead. Recently, when I was walking the dog and my stomach was in knots over many complex situations we have going on and I was wondering how I was going to handle everything, neon lights went on in my head that simply spelled out, "Trust God."
I was surprised that immediately the thought relaxed me. My stomach literally loosened and my fear took a downturn, right then and there while the dog was still walking.
Is it really that simple? I thought. Just trusting God with all the giants in my life that compete for my attention and drain my mind and soul?
I couldn't answer that question with whole hearted definitiveness at that moment, but the way my body physically reacted to the thought of placing everything in His hands was something I couldn't deny. Mentally I just needed to catch up.
That became my word for 2014. Trust. (Note - The antonym for that word being Control, of which I have none but like to think I do.)
Trusting is so much harder, because it means I need to put more in God's hands and work out less on my own. It means I will have to wait more. It means I'll need to be patient. It means things
It means I can relax. He's got whatever it is that comes my way. Trusting God is about my faith growing, because as I see Him work, I only long to trust Him more.
Looking forward to a 2014 filled with trust in a heavenly Father who always has my back, and is always there for me.