The past few years I have been asking God to give me a word for the year to help me find focus. This year’s word was CONQUER. I feel so strongly about CONQUER and everything I have been going through last year and some of what I know I will be facing this year.
However, the past few weeks there has been a shift. A shift from one word to another. Seriously God… how can you give me one word and then change it to something else?
“CONQUER is for your family… I have something else for you…”
Ohhhh…. now that makes sense.
Last August I decided to do something for myself. It had been a long time and it was THE time. I joined a club…not a gym, but a club. Thank you LifeTime Fitness. Financially it was a tough decision, but the right one.
Since then I have dropped a good amount of weight and am pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Something I have wanted to do for a long time and now had the accountability and the resources to guide me.
In the midst of my trials last year, I made it a priority to press through and press on.
One of my goals in life is to leave a mark. A mark of God so that He would be glorified somehow, someway. Sometimes this goal is completely overwhelming, but it is doable.
In order to do this I realized it was time to address my trials head on, but also set them aside to focus on myself.
So…what is God’s word for ME?
Becoming a bride of Christ
Becoming the wife I am needing to become and wanting to be
Becoming one who loves deeper…forgives often…no strings
Becoming the mother Pule deserves & God is asking of me
It wont happen overnight, but I have realized the hardest part was simply stopping and taking the time to look at myself and realize:
I am important
I am needed
Focusing on myself just might be the most important so that I can focus on others.
I don’t know how I will BECOME, but I know it’s my focus for me.
How have you focused on yourself this week? Extend a little bit of grace…to YOU.
Be Still. Stop & Listen.