This year has been different for me.
We are going to be discussing how the Lord is leading each of us spiritually in Care Group tomorrow. Discussing if there is a particular area in our life that the Lord has highlighted as one of needed change, or a spiritual disciple that perhaps could be an area of emphasis or focus in our life...and how are we planning on meeting these goals.
I've thought about it, prayed about where the Lord may be leading me this year, but haven't had any clear direction. I feel like a rudderless boat, adrift in the water wondering where the Lord will take me next. My goal is to stay afloat...not very lofty goal.
I have found myself getting anxious when I think of the coming year. Some how anxiety did not seem like an acceptable word for the year but, faith, is. I need not be anxious that my boat may be headed right for the rocks. What I need is faith....Faith that HE is the rudder on my boat, seriously, I'm not just drifting aimlessly. I'm not going into any waters He hasn't already navigated ahead of me, always with his purposes in mind.
So my word for the year is faith..Instead of fearing WHAT might be ahead of me, I will instead trust, WHO has gone ahead of me
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave or forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6