𝚝𝚘 𝚍𝚠𝚎𝚕𝚕, 𝚝𝚘 𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚢, 𝚝𝚘 𝚋𝚎 𝚑𝚎𝚕𝚍, 𝚔𝚎𝚙𝚝, 𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚞𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚢. 𝚃𝚘 𝚋𝚎 𝚙𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚎𝚗𝚝. 𝚃𝚘 𝚠𝚊𝚒𝚝 𝚙𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚕𝚢. 𝚃𝚘 𝚛𝚎𝚖𝚊𝚒𝚗 𝚊𝚜 𝚘𝚗𝚎, 𝚝𝚘 𝚗𝚘𝚝 𝚋𝚎𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚎 𝚍𝚒𝚏𝚏𝚎𝚛𝚎𝚗𝚝.
𝐀𝐁𝐈𝐃𝐄. That’s my word for 2021.
It has such a lovely sound, a way that a word beckons you to live it out.
When we are abiding in God we allow God’s strength to flow through us, we can truly “be still” and experience soul rest. When we trust God, we are less anxious, less stressed, less inclined to allow our perfectionist tendencies to run amuck.
And that is what God calls us to do, for when we attempt to do all these things apart from God and under our own steam, we fall short. We fail. God invites us to rely on God, to dwell in God, to have the faith to depend wholly on God for everything!
I chose this word this year because 𝐀𝐁𝐈𝐃𝐄 fully encompasses my desire to be fully present in all moments. To continue living in joy. To embrace God’s timing and to wait patiently. When I abide in Christ, I will live in the moment, love well, and develop meaningful relationships with others and myself. I’ll rest well and enjoy more adventures as I explore my passions. I’ll find myself in God. Being intentional about abiding in Christ and in this life given to me will bring more joy and love in my life and all the rest will fall into place as it should.
𝒜𝒷𝒾𝒹𝑒 𝒾𝓃 𝓂𝓎 𝓁𝑜𝓋𝑒 𝓉𝒽𝒶𝓉 𝓂𝓎 𝒿𝑜𝓎 𝓂𝒶𝓎 𝒷𝑒 𝒾𝓃 𝓎𝑜𝓊 𝒶𝓃𝒹 𝓎𝑜𝓊𝓇 𝒿𝑜𝓎 𝓂𝒶𝓎 𝒷𝑒 𝒸𝑜𝓂𝓅𝓁𝑒𝓉𝑒.
Cheers to living a new year of purpose!