Thursday, January 9, 2020

My Word for 2020!

Happy 2020, friends! Can you believe we've entered another decade! I'm expectant for the year and what it will bring. I hope that your year is off to a great start. If you've been following me for the last few years, you know that I choose a word every year to focus on and grow in.

 With a lot of prayer and guidance, the Lord leads me to a word that eventually becomes so fitting. With each new year, I work to make sure I am embracing the previous year's word so that I am constantly growing and learning as an individual. Self development and growth is so important to me and so as the Lord impresses a word on my heart, I am always expectant of who I will become and how He will transform me over the year.

As I was approaching 2020 and thinking about what my word would be, I got this feeling and nudge from the Holy Spirit for the word, balance. 2019 was a year of releasing. Releasing control, releasing expectations, releasing how I thought things should go and simply trusting the Lord with where He had me in Abilene. It was a year of discovery as I truly dove into my business and sky rocketed. It was a year of great growth but I struggled to find balance. The first part of the year I said yes to everything because I wanted to fill my time and find my place in the community. I got burnt out and decided in the fall, I would be selective in what I did and truly try to embrace the things that the Lord had set in front of me.

I feel I did that well in the fall but I also gave a lot of myself to my business and by the end of the day, I'd have nothing left to give the world, let alone Zach. I was exhausted and just wanted to be "horizontal" as I like to call it. 😂 I wasn't super intentional and I overdid it. My type-A personality has a tendency to work extremely hard, leaving little to no balance in my life.

So when the Lord impressed the word, balance on my heart I questioned whether that was from Him or my own thoughts. I prayed about it for quite a few weeks and it was still the lingering word. This year I believe I'll find balance in how I live my daily life, I'll find balance in being present with work, being present with Zach, being present with community and truly being intentional. I want to be focused but not to the extent that I miss out on the blessings that the Lord has so graciously woven in my life in this season.

2020-- you are balance for me. I will learn to be okay with not always being on the go and I will learn to be okay with relaxing and reading a book. There is a lot in store for Zach and I over this next year. When the time is right, I'll share, and no, we aren't pregnant. But big things are coming and I am hopeful. If you've made it to the end of this post, I do have a prayer request (if praying isn't your thing, would you send me some love and good vibes? 😄)

 I feel a bit unsettled with the new year. A lot is on the horizon and I am longing to feel settled. Would you pray for great peace and that the Lord would meet me in the unsettled feelings?

Thanks for letting me share my heart. I'm so thankful for my little space on the internet. ❤️

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