My One Word: quiet
I invited a lot of noise into my daily life when I moved across the country 6 months ago. It’s no wonder that I also was lacking peace and feeling that I wasn’t near to God. I was filling my time with things that didn’t matter and that simply drowned out anything God would have for me to hear from Him. In the last month, after I had some time to slow down and center back on my relationship with Jesus, I’ve recognized Him telling me to be quiet and wait to hear from Him.
The second part of my word, “quiet”, has to do with my pride. I am a woefully prideful person, and that pride is affirmed every time I insert and praise myself in face-to-face conversation or social media. It feeds my ego and is often a means of finding satisfaction or fulfillment in people’s opinions of me instead of solely in my relationship with Jesus. So I aim to be quiet and seek a word from the Lord instead of speaking a word of my own wisdom (which in reality is pride and folly.)