Friday, January 6, 2012

Yes or No? In or Out? Up or down? Open or Close?-- so many choices yet so often I let life make or dictate the choice for me.. Not any more......

I was challenged by an article in the Praise and Coffee web magazine on the Praise and Coffee blog about choosing one word to focus on for the year. I loved all the words that she used in the article so I tried to make some of them fit in my life and they could have but I wanted the Lord to give me a word that would challenge me and my life. I waited and prayed for 3 days and today the word came..... So without further ado....... the word is ..... CHOICE .... I seem to forget that I always have a choice. My circumstances, don't have to dictate my response and yet so often they do. I can choose to be happy in any and all circumstances, I can choose to not respond hatefully, I can choose not to gossip, I can choose to treat my family with the love and respect they deserve, I can choose to read my Bible every day, I can choose to pray,I can choose to be the best teacher I can be, I can choose to say no.... there are so many choices that I can make.. rather than feeling trapped by my circumstances I choose to embrace them and be present in the moment whether it is a good moment or a bad moment....

So if you were to think about it what one word would you choose(another choice ha!) for your new year?
Blessings,

3 comments:

Jennifer said...

I just realized that I had chosen my word in my blog post the other night! :) Hope....... I have to have hope in times like these. I am so thankful that I have good Christian blog friends. I honestly feel like I know you in 'real life'. :) What a blessing!

d said...

Grace is my word for the year-I need to show more grace to my family and to myself.

Dionna Sanchez said...

Great word, Linda. :)