Wander back to December with me for just a moment.
Come on, flip back past March, February, January .... and land on the December 2 blog post titled "Don't Make New Year's Resolutions: Choose a Word for 2012."
I wrote that post just over four months ago and the word I chose was "trust." Back then, I hadn't settled on my accompanying Scripture verse, but I had my visual (see photo). I also promised to "be back in January and check and see how many of you decided to choose a word in 2012."
Well, it's a little past January, but here I am, checking in.Did you choose a word?
And I'm also updating you on how I'm doing with my word ... and with trusting.
Truth is, some days it's easy to trust. And some days it's easier to worry.
I can offer you all sorts of reasons -- excuses really -- why worrying is easier than trusting. Since January I've been beyond busy with deadlines. I'm t-i-r-e-d. Family and friends have faced problems -- emotional, physical and spiritual ones. Sometimes I crawl into bed at the end of the day and as I fall off to sleep, my thoughts settle on "what if" and jerk me back awake.
That's not trusting.
So, how am I going to focus on trusting more (and worrying less) in the upcoming months?
- I've asked my prayer partners to pray for me to stay focused on trusting as I walk out my days. Every single day. This will be an ongoing prayer request, instead of an "oh, yeah, by the way" prayer request.
- I've put my Scripture verse --yes, I have one now! -- as my screensaver on my computer: You will keep him in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! (Isaiah 26:3)
- I'm posting a daily quote about trust on my Facebook page because, hey, I love quotes!
Did you pick a word for 2012? If so, how's that word influencing you? If not, there's still eight months left in 2012 -- join us in picking one word for 2012!
* Here's an encouraging post by my friend and fellow Ponderer, Melissa Tagg about trust: What trust looks like.