I have mentioned before my tendencies to avoid the news media but, unless you live in a hole in the ground the events of the latest election are pretty unavoidable.
I pretty much avoid all political commentary just as much as I avoid licking door knobs so, this is as close as I get.
A new year is upon us.
Though I don't make resolutions, I do reflect. I usually have something (or fifty things) that I struggled with throughout the year. Usually those are the things that I want to change.
Last year, I jumped on the band wagon of choosing a word for the new year. Last year it was Peace.
This year, my word is
I have been working really hard to decipher the things that are in my circle of control. I have this tendency to want control over ALL THE THINGS. And if I don't feel in control of things then, my anxiety takes control of me.
The problem is, in reality, there isn't a whole lot that I ACTUALLY can control <--- duh, I know.
Everyday, I have to evaluate what is in my circle. Everyday, I have to surrender what falls outside of the circle to God. The One who is ultimately in control of everything.
I mean, do I really think I can do it better than Him? <--- UGH! Sometimes I do! Help me, Jesus.
All this to say that recent events in our world have caused a great amount of anxiety in me and I am determined to do the things that are in my control and let God take care of the rest.
I choose the word surrender rather than say "choice" or "control," because the ratio of what is actually in my control to what I WANT to control is like 1 : 1 billion so, the act of surrender is going to be a multiple times a day kind of action. It will need to be at the forefront of my thoughts.
So in times like this:
Happy New Year, friends!
Do you have a word for the year?
Do you do resolutions?
Let's share and encourage each other in the comments!