Ohhh hey there friends!! Today I have a TREAT for you! My beautiful friend, Sarah is sharing all about her one word for 2015...enjoy xoxo
As I prayed about and pondered my one-word for 2015, I arrived at a simple word:
I like adventure. I'm a dreamer and I love having projects on the go and keeping busy. I like to make lists and achieve as much as humanly possible. To be honest, the word 'stay' seemed rather boring. Considering I visited ten countries in 2014, the word seemed to mock me. How would it be possible to have grand adventures if I was simply supposed to 'stay' this year? That didn't seem like any fun at all!
But what if I had the wrong idea about the word? What if I could apply it in a different context? According to Wikipedia, "Stay the course" is a phrase used in the context of a war or battle meaning to pursue a goal regardless of any obstacles or criticism.
I have some hopes, dreams, and goals for this upcoming year. All of these will require me to do the work and stay the course. It's easy to be motivated when the sun is shining and the birds singing, but another thing to work out when it's cold and gloomy and I haven't yet seen any results; to say no to a beautiful new outfit if it doesn't fit my budget this month; to write another proposal at work even if the last three prospects have rejected me.
I've always been a very loyal, committed *cough cough STUBBORN* individual. When I decide to do something, very little will change my mind. For me, the hardest part is making the original decision. That being said, I am not a naturally patient person. I want things NOW! I will admit to hounding my loved ones THREE DAYS after beginning a new fitness regime in 2015, asking if they could tell any difference in my personal appearance (sorry about that... but seriously, can you?!).
While I was writing this post, I came across a quote from Christine Caine, a leader I admire. Her words seemed very fitting for 2015:
"To fulfill purpose you have to STAY THE COURSE:
When it's hard - STAY
When it's painful - STAY
When it's boring - STAY
When it's unfair - STAY
When it's lonely - STAY"
Staying the course will mean I have to keep at something, even if I don't see immediate results. A Pastor in town once told me, "boot after boot, step after step, just keep walking. One day you'll look back and see how far you've come."
Stay. Stay the course.
Awwe, thank you so much for sharing Sarah!!! Excited to see what's in store for you this year :)
I have more one words to post but I'd love to hear yours! And if you want to post yours, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Today is my day off after a crraaazy Sunday. Excited to rest, run and work on homework (obvs not excited about that last thing...lol)