My word for 2017 arrived early this year. My heart was drawn to it in October. After a year of being intentional and another of relinquishing, God has been whispering in my ear to follow. So, my word for 2017 is follow.
The path right now is unclear and foggy. But, I am being guided with a gentle hand in the small of my back, to get behind Him and follow. I am being nudged to embrace new challenges and opportunities- to let go of my expectations and take the path that unfolds before me trusting the One who is leading. Because following is about trust. Trusting that the one in front leading knows the way and won't forget that I am behind following. Trusting that the path I take is the right one and that there are guide markers directing me along the way. Trusting that even if it is foggy right now, light will break through and the way will become clear.
In order to follow this year, I must trust the One who is leading me. I must be intentional about seeking His direction and guidance. I must relinquish the need to be in control and to know what the future holds.Therefore, I step out in 2017 unsure of what is to come and unclear of what is ahead, but I know the One who marks my way and I trust Him to lead me so, I will follow wherever He leads.
The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Deuteronomy 31:8
Between a husband, 2 sons, and teaching high school my sanity is found in running and Starbucks. I have a circle of running friends who inspire me to be authentic and real as I live a life of faith before them.