Hi again friends!
I listened to a podcast today and it really made me think. Many of us set goals, resolutions, or words for the new year. My word/words for this year are joy and abundance. I want to really discover the abundant life Jesus promises in His word. This abundance, I believe, is directly related to real joy.
This podcast focused on having an “un-word” for this year. A word to let go of, if you will. I thought this was very interesting and not something I had ever thought about before.
After giving it some consideration, I believe my “un-word” will be carry.
All to often, I feel some sort of burden I’m carrying that may not be mine to carry. Perhaps that looks like feelings of frustration at not being able to please everyone. Maybe it’s having an idea to use in ministry but someone thinks it should be done their way instead. It could be feeling like I’ve failed because I couldn’t be there for everyone. Have you felt these feelings?
Even if I can’t physically be there for everyone, or I implemented the ideas I feel were inspired by God instead of pacifying someones ego, and the bottom line is… we can’t please everyone… as long as I’m following Jesus and doing the best I can, I’m no longer going to “carry” others opinions.
The burden of worrying about how others see us is not ours to carry. Following Jesus is what we need to focus on. So will you choose an “un-word” for this new year, something you want to put down and walk away from? Will you share it with me and our fellow table mates? Let’s start a conversation about this. I’m very intrigued by this concept. Looking forward to hearing from you 🙂