I've had the pleasure of knowing Micaela for a number of years. She's pretty much the most enthusiastic/encouraging person I know. She was one of my city youth girls but (sadly for us but happy for the mainland) moved to Surrey with her family. Her heart for the Lord and his church is so incredible and I truly believe she's a world changer! Take it away Micaela….!
Hey, I’m Micaela, one of Laura’s past yet present youth girls (but I’ll get to that later). It was over two years ago when I first heard about the one word idea from Laura on her blog and it changed my thinking about new years resolutions. Since then, I've seen incredible things happen in her life every year she's done it and when the new year came, I decided to join in.
My one word came to me while reading her 2013 one word recap, more specifically, when she encouraged others to join. The month before, my one word kept popping up in my life and while reading her blog post, it came back. That word was STILL. A couple seconds later, a verse popped up into my head as well.
“Be still, and know that I am God!
I will be honored by every nation.
I will be honored throughout the world.”
Psalms 46:10 NLT
This past September I moved over to the mainland with my family and it has been a huge change for me. From an island kid’s perspective, I learned very quickly that everything over here is go go go and I’ve gotten overwhelmed multiple times by all that and attempting to get through it myself. It’s hard to be still when you’re doing everything in your strength alone and can barely catch your breath, but this year I'm focusing on that.
During the past few months, God has already done a bunch of things with my one word, including- letting go of the pain from something in my past that has been impacting my life for over 5 and a half years. He’s shown me the true meaning behind STILL and how it applies to my life. 2014 has been a crazy adventure and I can’t wait to see what God will do with my one word throughout the rest of this year.
Also, huge thank you to Laura for letting my story be included with all the other amazing one word stories and for constantly sticking by my side during this whole process. I’m so honored to have the chance to call you my leader and friend.
Thank you so much for sharing your one word with us Micaela, I love ya so much and miss you but I know Surrey is lucky to have you, xo!!
How amazing have these one words been? I know I've said it before but I'm going to say it again, it's so incredible to see God uniquely speaking to his daughters. He sure loves us and knows just what we need. :)
P.S. If you would like to submit a post about your one word for 2014, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org