My first Sunday in church in 2014 and a fellow friend and congregation member, Rich, encouraged us to find one word for 2014. In that very instant a word dropped into my thought process, EMBRACE. God didn’t waste anytime. He called me in that moment to a year committed and devoted to embracing all that He has for me this year.
What will this year look like if I choose to EMBRACE each and every thing He has for me? To embrace the day before me? To embrace the divine opportunities, relationships, responsibilities, challenges, and experiences? The thought of it exhaust me. But then I realize he’ll probably ask me to embrace rest, restoration, peace and even strength.
I have a feeling if I hold to this calling on my life this year from God, to EMBRACE all that HE has for me in 2014, that I will never be the same. I have a feeling that this year will be different. I’ve never felt this before so strongly. I’m changing, I’m acting. I feel as though my wait is over. I might as well call it my procrastination. I’ve been pushing away for too long. I’ve shunned and shied away long enough. I’ve tried to shield myself from this uncomfortable place that scared me into defying instead of embracing.
But something has happened in me. In a moment I’m freed. In a moment I’m changed. I am committed. I am devoted. I am determined. I am EMBRACING.