This

And so it’s a New Year, and resolutions and words and all.

And part of me doesn’t even want to write them down, because then what if they don’t happen? What of that “Year of Celebrating Discipline” last year? What of the things I hope for that I struggle to actually accomplish?

But I do have some hopes, and some plans. And like last year, I am choosing a word for my year.

(Last year, was “essentials”. As in, just the essentials. Focus on the basics. It was good and necessary and will carry through for sure).

This year…

this.

Yep, this.

I am in a season where there are alllll kinds of hopes and dreams and someday things. And they are not compatible with my current reality. And when I get all caught up in the incompatibility and the far-off feeling of those things, I get frustrated and sad and overwhelmed.

This is here and now. This is what I have. This is the opportunity to do the best where I am with what I’ve got, and this is what I’m called to at this very moment.

And so I’m leaning in. I’m taking my eyes off all that, and looking straight ahead, at the things in the path I’m on. Oh yes, I know there will be a time for other things, but that time is not now.

“If you stray to the right or the left, you will hear a word that comes from behind you: “This is the way; walk in it” – Isaiah 30:21

This  is the way.

I’m walking.

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4 Responses to This

  1. jen says:

    BOY! did I need to read that!
    thanks!

  2. Ann Kroeker says:

    Sounds like you’ve been processing a lot of things and arrived at the wisdom of simplicity, the healthiness of here-and-now, and finding your way, the way. This. This has the word “His” embedded in it. I think you have found that you are His, and This is His gift to you.