As the new year begins, the resolve to change oneself abounds.
Will I eat healthier? Gain muscle and shed fat? Or how about change my mind set?
New Years’ resolutions have never been my cup of tea. Instead, I’ve always believed that we should be perpetually examining our everyday’s to always be growing into the, as Matthew Kelly would say, ‘best-verisions-of-our-selves’.
However, bombarded by my deeply engrained belief (I blame popular culture) that I MUST have ‘something’ to hold on to going into this new year, God placed it on my heart to choose a word or phrase to focus on in 2018.
I prayed for God to open my heart to the words he intended for me to focus on.
The next day I was sitting in my mass, when it hit me. ‘Be Still’…as we were driving to mass earlier, many things were weighing heavy on my heart, and I was overly burdened with anxiety.
It’s only fitting that God placed this words on my heart during a time He KNEW I was definitely NOT ‘being still’! You see, God and I thrive on our shared humor. His perfectly timed comic relief encouraged me to smile through my anxiety and instead evaluate and absorb myself in my blessings.
What girl’s dream isn’t to be sitting next to a God-loving man, celebrating our shared faith, with 2 adorable, healthy children in tow?
Within the chaos we face within our own lives, I am grateful for God’s ability to show me that He knows best and to trust in Him always.
May your 2018 be full of moments where you are able to, ‘be still’ and know that our God is an awesome, loving and wildly humorous Father!