My One Word: Abide
As I read through the book I thought the whole time that discern would be my word. I have been on a journey for 14 years to find (discern) what God’s purpose for my life is. I have said many times he has a big plan for my life but I don’t know what it is. Being somewhat of a control freak I wrestle hard with attempting to discern this. While going through this book God spoke clearly and confirmed in me that I needed to stop trying to discern and only abide. As I have been more intentional about spending time with God listening to the Holy Spirit (abiding) I have experienced a peace and understanding that I can hardly explain. This peace is melting away the control tendencies and I feel that the product is a person that God is using to attract other to him. Is this my big purpose, who knows but for the first time in 14 years I feel like I am out of the way and allowing God to work through me. ABIDE ABIDE ABIDE my new battle cry.