My One Word: RELEASE
Thinking of my one word, several came to mind – contentment, focus, forgiveness, service. I need to forgive not only others but myself: I need to find contentment in my circumstances; I need to focus on one task at a time and not try to do a hundred things; I desire to have more of a servant’s heart and do more for others and meet the needs that God places before me… Then I realized that I cannot do any of those things until I let go, stop clutching/holding on and stop controlling. My word is RELEASE which not only means the removal of those things that make me feel trapped, restricted and burdened, it also means moving on so that what is being controlled can be allowed to operate. I am holding on so closely to anger, bitterness, resentment (among other things) that I find it difficult to allow God’s will to operate freely and properly. This is going to be tough and only through His daily guidance and lots of prayer can I transform and release those burdens.