For the past few years, I’ve chosen a word and verse that would set the trajectory of the year for me. In 2014, when I moved to Oklahoma, I chose grow. In 2015, my word was focus. Last year, I chose present.
In 2016, I got engaged, I got married, traveled outside the U.S. for the first time, and moved twice. After all of that, I realize now why present was supposed to be my word. So many amazing things happened that it would have been easy to not pause and enjoy them all had I not had present as an anchor for me.
When I look forward to this new year, I’ve chosen EXPECTANT as my word for 2017.
This year, I’m believing that God will give me more clarity, strengthen relationships, and work more in my life than I could ever ask or imagine.
God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.
— Ephesians 3:20 (MSG)
Here’s to 2017!