One Word,  unexpected blessings

2015 = The Year of…

I always thought I was a laid back person when it came to a change of plans.

What I’ve discovered about myself is that I only feel laid back about change when it doesn’t directly impact me.

Whether it’s a small change, like date night plans not working out the way I wanted them to, or a big change with a job, move or money concerns, I tend to get upset.

I have been trying to figure out the why and I think I have hit the nail on the head.

Regardless of the size of the change, if it’s something I think I have control of and it doesn’t work out, I don’t deal with it very well.

I am the type of person that like to have a plan. If the plan changes, I FREAK OUT (internally, of course, because I am an introvert). Although lately, I have had moments of freak out in front of my husband, because I trust him to help me work through it.

2015 could potentially bring a lot of change to our lives. There are many balls up in the air in regards to career and school for my husband, which will also impact me.

hope

I know we can all only be so prepared for any change that arises, but I want to be hopeful. For me that means, being able to move forward confidently, even if I am fearful or worried about what is ahead.

Merriam-Webster defines hope in one definition as “trust”.  I like to connect hope with trust.

Trust in my Father who takes care of me and is with me.
Trust in His will, even though I can’t see the big picture.
Trust that He has provided the best people and growth experiences to keep moving forward.

 “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,”  – 1 Peter 3:15

This is one of my favorite verses of Scripture. It talks about the hope we have because of the gift of faith in Jesus Christ. It is a reminder of a love so wonderful and how to share it with others. I want hope to radiate in my life because of this gift of love and faith given to me. I want hope to flow into all the corners of my life.

2015 is the year of hope for me. When I get stressed out, or a plan changes, or there is uncertainty about a big decision, there is still hope. I have been blessed in too many circumstances and with all of my relationships for that to be taken away from me.

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