[dropcap]T[/dropcap]here’s just something about a new year.
Perhaps it’s the idea of new beginnings—a world of possibilities. But one of my favorite things has always been sitting with a fresh pen and page this time of year…
I’m a planner at heart. And goals? They come as natural as breathing. It’s true that details draw me in. I love to love them. And if efficiency is a gift, then I’m brimming over. Only…
Coincidentally, I have a terrible sense of direction. And the details I love have a tendency to derail me. Distracted by detail, too often I can lose myself, my focus and my way.
Take for example: shopping. Those who know me best accept the fact, if left to me, I will likely choose the wrong exit, wrong parking lot—or worse—the wrong car. By now you’d think a girl could learn. But there it is. I’m wired to notice details. Not give directions. Geography escapes me. (Maps, on the other hand, are another story.)
And two weeks before Thanksgiving was no different. Bleary-eyed I looked up from my 3-inch binder in time to get knocked down by the holidays. And the details I really wanted to keep? Were the first to go. Giving up on normal isn’t easy and holding life loosely is hard.
But deep down I believe God speaks into our stories.
And on my wrist sits a new silver band… A daily reminder that in the middle of flying disappointment and “this just isn’t working” and having all my plans fail…that God speaks into our stories.
And the words He speaks? Have worth. In fact, they carry a limitless weight—a payable value.
The words and promises of the LORD are pure words, like silver refined in an earthen furnace, purified seven times over. –Psalms 12:6
So it’s time for a change.
I’m skipping the details I love to love and New Year’s resolutions this year…for one word and the One Word project. Because here it is: God can do more with a single word…than all my plans ever could.
What if we skipped New Year’s resolutions and asked God for one word?
If you’re interested in finding out more about the One Word 365 project you can check out the links below. (And chances are I’ll be sharing more of my journey right here.)
–Crystal’s post When Your One Word Finds You (I love this.)