I don’t know about you, but I’m struggling to believe that 2018 is mere days away. 2017 has been a year. It’s had so much good and some hard. It’s been a year where God has shown and taught me a lot and it started with a word that I wasn’t sure I liked.
When 2017 started, I wasn’t sure what it meant and to be honest the word scared me. It still does if I’m honest.
When 2017 started I didn’t think I had anything to release. I was wrong.
In January our oldest got her driver’s license. Then at the end of the month our pastor and his wife asked us to consider my husband coming on staff. That started a season of praying and evaluating. In March our then 13-year-old son learned he’d been accepted to the early college program at one of the local high schools and in August became our first child to attend a public school full time. In June our oldest left for six-weeks in France for an immersion program where she could text us for less than an hour a week.
And so the year went.
It’s felt like God was stripping so much from my life, from our family’s life. None of it was bad per se. It was just a lot.
Now as 2018 approaches, I’ve got this sense in my spirit that God has more to teach me about RELEASE.
Do you embrace a word of the year at the beginning of a year? How do you prepare your heart for a new year?
I’m not big on resolutions, but I do want to chase God’s heart and will for my life. A word or theme for the year works well for me, but I’d love to hear how you do it!