At the beginning of 2012, I decided to adopt one word and one verse for the year. I really liked being able to have something to look back on throughout the year that could provide me with a sense of direction- a "compass", you might say- on where I should go. 2012 was the year of "sparkle". I loved this word. I embraced this word. It was perfect for the season of life that I was in.
But, now I'm in a different season. I'm in a season of newlygrad life. A season of uncertainty. A season of discontentment. A season where I honestly don't know where I'm going next. It's a scary thought. I'm thankful to have parents that aren't going to kick me out of the house come the end of Christmas Break. I'm thankful that they are continuing to support me in this uncertain time. I'm thankful that they understand just how bad the economy is. So much of my life has me questioning. So much of my life has me wondering. So much of my life has me doubting. So, the word I'm adopting for 2013 is
No matter what I think, I am enough. No matter what I do, I am enough. No matter how many rejection letters I get, I am enough. Because my heavenly father loves me and has given me grace, I am enough.
This year, I'm adopting a new verse. Jeremiah 29:11-14 was great, but I've learned it! It's time to move on to a new verse. This year, I'm once again attempting the Memory Verse Challenge over at Living Proof with my Mom. Hopefully this year's attempt works out a little better than two years ago. I was going to try and stick with a short verse to start with (to make things easier), but I came across this verse, and it just fit. So, even though it's a little lengthy, I'm making it my first verse AND my verse of the year. I don't normally memorize out of The Message version, but this was the version that stuck!
I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back. -Philippians 3:12-14 (The Message)
No turning back. The page has turned. It's a new chapter, a new beginning- and I'm SO excited!