It’s a common practice, especially in the blogging world, to pick one word for the new year. This word is meant to guide you through your goals, and help you focus on the important things you want to do and accomplish in the coming weeks and months. I hadn’t thought of my word until I saw Kate’s post last week and thought it might be a good idea for me to do the same. A few years ago, my word was simplify, and while that would still apply this year, I wanted something new. Many bloggers that I know of chose the word “focus”, but that didn’t speak to me either. And then it came to me: trust. And since I thought of that word, nothing else felt right.
This year I want to focus on trusting myself. I want to trust my instincts and not doubt myself, which is something I do far too often. For instance, a few years ago, I decided that I wanted to start a blog again, after I stopped sharing on my personal blog, but I got discouraged, and didn’t trust my instincts until late 2014 when I decided that this was what I wanted to pursue. I don’t want to keep holding myself back. I want to be my best friend, not my worst enemy.
This year, I want to truly trust my Father in Heaven. I’ve read so many scriptures throughout my life that talk about trusting God with all my heart, and doing what you can and having faith that He will provide the rest. Every time I read something like that, or hear it at church, I think “Yes! I need to do that more”, but then I continue to go back to my initial fear of everything that takes more than a small effort. I want to trust in God’s promises, and actively seek miracles.
This year I want to trust the process, whether that’s with this blog, or any other goals I pursue. I tend to start off really strong, and get discouraged when things don’t immediately go the way I want them to. I need to trust in time, and know that sometimes things need a little bit of breathing room before they will grow.
Have you picked a word to help guide you this year? Let me know in the comments below!