I admit, I could not remember my word of the year for 2013 so I had to go back and look it up. It was DRIVEN. At the time, I could not have even begun to imagine the effects of that word on our life through the past year.
DRIVEN: It’s had so many meanings this year. We have driven from home to Charleston to home over and over again. We have traveled these miles carrying each of my four children to different doctors. Sometimes coming home with great results, sometimes being placed on the back burner because of our life with Epilepsy and most of these trips were because of our Epilepsy.
DRIVEN: The past year has been one of the hardest for our family. We had to be driven to overcome all the challenges and obstacles that have been in front of us for the year. It was hard to keep it all together but we have managed and we are praying in this next year, we won’t need to be so driven to overcome all the things as we have been for the past year.
DRIVEN: It’s what my baby has been all year. His immense strength amazes me. He’s fought to hard all year as his sweet body was wracked with uncontrollable seizures that he didn’t even realize were going on. It’s what my sweet daughter has also been, trying to maintain control after her seizure in June which still effects her thoughts daily. Sometimes it’s the aftermath that’s worse than the actual seizure.
Yes, this year has been a rough one and our word for last year definitely fit us well!! Our word for the next year is OVERCOME. We will overcome the challenges of the last year. We will overcome the challenges ahead of us this year. We will manage our lives better, attempt to have better control of ourselves, our homes and the little things that life throws at you when you least expect it. That will be my goal and dream for this next year.
Through Christ we can OVERCOME it all!
Lately, this one thing has been weighing on my heart. I have noticed both online and off, that many people profess to be Christians. Yet these same people still go around talking and thinking about things like many Non-Christians do. This truly saddens my heart.
Please, note that I am not saying I don’t do these things at times. I do. I also do my best not to. No one is perfect and if we were I’m sure our name would definitely be Jesus.
I have noticed many professed Christians talking in negative language about others who have ticked them off. I have noticed others speaking of situations that are possibly negative, yet never shedding a Christian light into the “what if it wasn’t like that” aspect of thinking. I have seen in my own family, members telling other members “sometime life is better without that person in your life”, speaking of what’s considered to be unwanted drama in their lives. I have even seen sisters turn against sisters and brothers against brothers over such things.
My question is: is this what God really wants? Is this thought process of negativity, of turning against one another, of NOT supporting decisions, thoughts, love and caring relationships through thick and thin, truly what God wishes of us as Christian beings? Does God want us supporting each of these negative thoughts with a “yes I see it your way”? OR Does He wish for us to see life and love through His eyes?
My answer is to take a step back and truly view the situation. Truly attempt to see Life and Love through the eyes of the Father. View things as He wishes us to see and don’t take the first response as your answer. Some things are better left to prayer.
God doesn’t wish us to turn our backs on one another. He doesn’t wish us to JUDGE one another or to LET GO of one another. He wishes for us to see each minute thing, each burden through with love and support and caring of one another. By all means, He KNOWS we are NONE perfect but He asks us to STRIVE to be our best. Yet HOW can we be our BEST when we are busy being our worst?
Stop what you are doing today and really let these thoughts, these statements I have made, sink in. Let the TRUTH of God’s LOVE sink in. He loves EACH OF US REGARDLESS! Why do we NOT LOVE each other in the same way??? Why do we allow the DEVIL to work in our lives, instead of allowing God to do His work instead? Today, I am making the conscience decision to LET God WORK in my life, as it should be in all our lives. God Bless!