My One Word: Present
I chose present, as in being present, because after 7 years of being in treatment for cancer, I am tired of worrying about so much that is not really important. I can’t change the past and can’t control the future. I want to really be right here, right now. I want to smell the roses that are in front of me, not wonder how long they’ll last. I want to be with whatever it is I’m feeling at the moment, be honest with myself about how I’m feeling, and learn to relinquish it to God. He tells us over and over again, not to worry to “be anxious for nothing” (Phil 4:6) I Peter 5:6-7 tells us to cast our cares upon God. I am blessed because God is waiting ready to receive my cares, so that I may be present on this beautiful earth. I don’t want to miss out stressing out about what is out of my control. I want to put my faith into action, believing what God tells us in Matthew Ch. 6: 27-33. I think in doing so, I’ll actually be able to serve God in a way I never thought I could and of course the reward I receive for doing what God says is far greater than I could ever imagine. Good luck to everyone and their word.