You choose one word.
Since starting my blog, I have begun to enter a new world. I have found other bloggers who are going through life with similar struggles. I have entered into other people's wonderful stories and been transformed. Some blogs I am told about, others I search for, and others I just happen to get to. I just happened to find Tanya's blog, Thorns and Gold. As I read her post on her 'word', I felt as though my words were spilled out and typed by a different set of hands. Her word is 'anyways'. She writes that despite not being able to do things perfectly, she will do them anyways. (You can read more about it here.)
I am a recovering perfectionist. Reading that post was refreshing for me. I do not like failure or being wrong. I still do not like it but I am slowly becoming less afraid of it. Her post reminded me to do things anyways, even if I cannot do them how I used to do them.
Do them anyway. In a new way. Do them. Any way I can.
My heart seemed heard these words. Felt them. Let them soak in.
So my word for this year is open.
Open to what God has in store. Open to His plans and timing. Open to His answers to "what now?".
Open to hearing Him, seeking Him, finding Him.
Open to research, testing, and treatments.
Open to living.
My word is open and I invite you to choose your word.
To let a word transform the rest of the year, to transform you. Even if it is May 21.
Better late then never, right?
Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law. (Psalms 119:18)
... Open your hearts also (2 Corinthians 6:13)