For some reason, the next couple of years picking a word slipped my mind.
I want to revive the trend again this year.
I've given it much thought and I've chosen to take a directive, voiced by a former co-worker, that I believe to be a message from God.
He said, "Be bold."
When he first said it to me, I was instantly puzzled and understanding at the same time.
I knew I needed to be braver, to speak out more.
At my next job, I was blessed to attend company Bible studies. There I learned more of what it meant to live for God, without inhabitation.
Still, I hold back.
My hubby and I have had a lot of alone time together.
He's noticed that I don't fully embrace myself. That I hold back, shy away. And being a good husband, he's tried to encourage me to let loose.
So, my word to focus on this year is BOLD.
According to dictionary.com:
not hesitating or fearful in the face of actual or possible danger or rebuff; courageous and daring: a bold hero.
not hesitating to break the rules of propriety; forward; impudent: He apologized for being so bold as to speak to the emperor.
necessitating courage and daring; challenging: a bold adventure.
beyond the usual limits of conventional thought or action; imaginative: Einstein was a bold mathematician. a difficult problem needing a bold answer.
I want to be bold for God. To have no fear of obeying or speaking out about him.
I don't want to hesitate to share my thoughts, feelings, ideas
I want to be courageous, daring.
I will be BOLD!!