It’s been a month (about) since I adopted my word of year: trust. I wondered if doing this practice of focusing on a word would make a difference, and I think it has. I keep going back to it when I am feeling anxious or worrying about things that I really have no control over. Trust… just trust…. I don’t say these words to myself so much as I do to God. I can’t do this without Him and I offer up my trust mantra to Him to let Him know I’m working on this aspect. I’ve been repeating this verse over and over:
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding
It’s always been a favorite of mine but since trust is my theme this year, I’m leaning on it even more.
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In this past month I’ve been encouraged to trust with health issues. Nothing will pull you from the idea that you’re in charge of anything in your life quite like health problems. I’ve been encouraged to trust that relationships that are strained will work themselves out in the way God’s want them to. I’ve put my hope out into the world and trusted.
Trust doesn’t mean I am blindly going about things or thinking that everything will work out the way I want them to. I trust God, and even when I’m disappointed in the way things are I will continue to place my trust in Him. I have found myself feeling a sense of ease during the last month, and most surprisingly, the feeling that I am enough. No worries about accomplishing more or being more… just being here, loving the people He has placed in my life and enjoying the daily blessings moment by moment. That is the real benefit of trust.
Are you doing a Word of the Year practice? Doing art projects centered on your word in some way can help you incorporate the meaning of this word more fully into your life. Consider taking my ecourse, Word of the Year Mixed Media Painting.