When I began to think about what word I was going to choose for 2023, one word echoed loud and clear. I tucked the word away thinking it couldn't be that easy. Last year, the Lord didn't give me my word until January. I prayed about the goals I am trying to accomplish and for a word to help keep me centered and focused throughout the year. The same word kept nudging into my heart.
In 2023, I'm trying some different things―things that if I spend too much time thinking about how it's going to all work out, I get overwhelmed. I know that if I try to figure out and work things out myself, these things or ideas will not happen. God has to be in it and I have to be perceptive enough to listen to Him and patient enough to let Him work.
In short, I have to truly believe in what He is calling me to do and that I can achieve it though Him. I have to live it like I believe it. I'm trusting God to care of the things I can't. No doubt. No fear.
Lk 1:37 For with God nothing shall be impossible.
Mk 11:24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
Heb 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
“Unbelief is actually perverted faith, for it puts its faith not in the living God, but in dying men.” ― A.W. Tozer
“God is looking for those with whom He can do the impossible – what a pity that we plan only the things that we can do by ourselves.”
― A.W. Tozer
What's your word for the year?