Reflecting on my 2019 word of the year and how I might have failed a little short.
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It’s that time of the year when everyone is looking back at the year and assessing how far they’ve come or how short they’ve fallen from what they envisioned for their year. As I read back at my 2019 Word of the Year, I can’t help but think that I’m in the second batch of people I previously described. Unfortunately, I don’t think I quite captured the essence of my Word of the Year which was Trust.
I had high hopes to put my unconditional trust in two people – God and myself. The bible tells me, constantly mind you, that if I put my trust in Him that I’ll have no worries because, in theory, but really reality, He will always provide. Provide answers, a life of abundance, and provide the ease I essentially need to feel peace. And while it may not seem like it, I truly believe that. The second person I wanted to put my unconditional trust in was myself. Trust in my abilities, my purpose, my value, and my gut. But here’s the kicker, I think. By putting trust in myself, I think I canceled out the trust that I needed to put in Him. Does that make any sense? Let me explain a little.
I think the whole idea of putting our trust in God and not in ourselves, our circumstances or the people in our lives, is that He has a plan and none of those other factors I mentioned should hinder His plan. Putting my faith in the Lord is supposed to give me the assurance I need to press forward. Essentially, by putting my trust in him, I’m trusting that where He guides me is the way, not where I guide myself. I can still “trust my gut” but I should be conversing with Him first.
I’ll leave you with this –
“The LORD is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.” [Psalm 28:7]
i.e. When we put our faith in God, He will find ways to return that trust. He will guide us and protect us.
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