There have been many posts the past few days about starting a new year, resolutions, promises, goals.....you name it.
I am choosing to focus on one word: OPEN. (See other ideas at oneword365.)
I want to be open to whatever this new year brings. Open to wherever it is God leads my heart. Open to the needs of others. Open to new adventures, activities, events.
If I truly live with this one word guiding my heart, my decisions this year, I can imagine it will be a year of many new possibilities, in all aspects of my life: with my personal choices, professionally, with my friendships, with my independent business, in our marriage. This makes me excited.......and a little hesitant.
Because being open to what God will have me do often calls for following obediently....in complete faith and trust....and I don't always like that. I like having some type of control. Even if it's imaginary in the sense that I actually do have control.
Because I don't. None of us do. Sure, we can make our own decisions and choices, but it's only through the free will that is given us by our Creator. And He knows what our choices will be, even before we know what our options are.
So, I hope you'll check back every so often to see how I'm doing living this life of being open. I can't wait to share my incredible, blessed, OPEN life with you in 2014!