For me, for 2013, that word is "TRUST".
Now, in general, I do not have trust issues. I used to be a very trusting person in the sense that I would give you the benefit of the doubt until you let me down, then I'd give you a second chance, and then, well, I just would not put myself in a position of having to trust you again... I also am not a woman who does not trust her husband. Although, after 24 1/2 years of marriage that trust has been modified a little based on emotions and how they go up and down over the years depending on what is going on in our lives. So, although I "trust" my husband, I choose rather to "trust" God WITH my husband.
However, life has dealt us a hearty dose of "stab you in the back" situations in the last 5 1/2 years which made me second guess everyone's motives. It made me less willing to believe what others told me! It made me harder of heart and jaded about whether there were any trustworthy people out there anyway. This was mainly due to the fact these circumstances, these hardships, these hurts that buckled my trust were thrown at us by family and your mind asks your heart, "If family can do this to you, what are others capable of?"
BUT GOD..... Yes, God has helped me defrost my frozen, hardened heart! He has helped me see the good in others who have nothing to do with our situation. He is helping me see those who hate us through His eyes (and believe me, its a slow process). He has helped me find my sense of humour again. And, I trust HIM with others. Its a process, its a journey! But with God walking this path with me, this time next year more progress would have been made in my heart and life.
So, why TRUST then? Well, this is the year that God-willing, this situation we have been battling, comes to an end! This is the year that we see God work for us in this circumstance. How can I say that? Well, this situation has a court date. The 7th of February to be exact. I believe that no matter how it looks up to that date, on that date, and beyond that date, I HAVE TO TRUST THAT GOD HAS GOT THIS!
I believe that I will have a good report!
I believe that I will have a testimony that will encourage you!
I believe that God will not allow us to be put to shame.
Because I choose to believe the above - I HAVE TO TRUST - God
Prov 3 v 5: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.
So, that ladies, is that! My word for 2013, TRUST
What is yours?
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