I have shared this story with a few friends this past month and got different reactions: Chills or tears.
The past few years God has given me a word for the year.
A word to keep me on track
To keep my perspective when things get tough.
2012 my word was OVERCOME. And we did. It was one tough year, yet there were lessons learned, fears faced and challenges triumphed.
However a few weeks ago I hit a wall. I had completely lost my focus. I had “overcome” within my grasp and yet I felt defeated. I couldn’t snap out of it.
Then God sat down with me. I only had to invite Him (but sometimes we forget right?). I was reminded of all the ways I had “overcome” this past year. But then it hit me. God had already given me the word “conquer” a few days prior. This day it overwhelmed me…so overwhelmed. I heaved. I had barely made it through 2012.
“God, how in the world will I be able to CONQUER? I have nothing left…nothing. Can’t I have a word like “heal,” or “rest?”
So I waited and continued to heave.
There have only been a few times in my life when I knew God was right with me and spoke as clear as day to me. I welcomed another one to add to my list.
“Leah, you have overcome, and you have done it well. It is time to conquer, but this time it is up to Me, and I have already started”
After a deep breath: peace
Rest, I did.
Heal, we will.
What’s your reaction? Mine…pure peace. Consider inviting God to join you.