Happy 2015, friends! Despite my usual, cheerful personality I'm not one to be over enthusiastic about starting a new year. But there's a reason for that. I'm just one of those folks who prefer to take it one day at a time while trying to remain in the present and remain thankful. Notice that try is the key word. ;) None of that "I resolve to lose 20 pounds come October" for this gal.
When Greg asked me what I hope for 2015 to be, with a mere phrase compacted into 6 words, I felt stumped because I had zero aspirations for the near future. I quickly realized that it certainly wouldn't hurt to be thinking ahead. After reluctantly mulling over it I came to the conclusion that I truly am blessed beyond measure. Yes, even when I don't feel like it sometimes because of present circumstances which by the way, really do last only for a season.
The mere sight of my family brings me joy and lots of laughter so of course I'd want them to be in the center of those 6 words. What else, what else...? Oh yea. I definitely want God to do His thing in my heart and in the church whatever that means, and without me interrupting His plans. It also wouldn't hurt if I were to become the most diligent and creative version of myself. You know, that whole bit about bettering yourself as an individual? Furthermore, if I could get doing housework down to a T then I'd forever be thankful. And if I were to be perfectly honest with you, it would be pretty cool to see where my cooking endeavors take this little blog of mine because it's kind of fun. So with that in mind I came to the conclusion that this is the only phrase worthy of describing 2015:
A YEAR FILLED WITH OBEDIENCE AND BREAKTHROUGH.
If there is one thing I've learned in my 27 years of life, it's the fact that the more I abide in God and in His plans the faster I'll see breakthrough. Whether that be in me or around me it doesn't matter. As long as I see hearts changed and lives restored due to my love and obedience my mission is fulfilled.
PS: Oh and about that random cake picture...I think it complements the point I'm making pretty well? And also, stick around for the recipe if you're interested. ;)
What are the 6 words you would use for 2015?