Wednesday, January 1, 2014

One Word-Believe





I Believe the plans he has for me are good. I believe that I am a redeemed, chosen, royal daughter of the King.

In 2014 I choose to believe that He sees me and has not forgotten or forsaken me and never will. That the plans He has for my life, He will see them through to completion and won't get impatient, mad, and give up.

In 2014 I want to Believe and read the Bible and know that is applies to me as well.

I will choose to Believe and see the good in people and choose to see their hearts instead of the hurtful words or actions.

Believe in 2014 to me, means that I will take hold of  what God says about me and Believe that it is true.

I'm really good at encouraging and speaking truth into others lives, but not so much at believing it for myself. Sometimes I feel like I'm the exclusion, have you ever felt that way?

Last year I tackled my fears, now I'm ready to tackle the lies behind them. The root of the fears. I will choose to trust and believe that when I move forward with my plans (dreams) He is there every step of the way, especially when I want to give up because things are getting hard.

There are so many things that I want to Believe in for the New Year, but most of all I want to fully believe in myself and stop doubting my god-given abilities.

I have the feeling God is going to blow this word wide open for me, I'm bracing myself, because I don't think I've even scratched the surface of what God has planned for me this year.

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There were so many words that kept circulating in my head for word of the year, but I kept coming back to Believe. I'm excited to see how this word is going to play out in 2014.


"I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!"(Mark 9:24)

Do you have a word or verse that you want to focus on for the new year? I'd love to know what it is!



I'm linking up with Beth for her Three Word Wed prompt and with Elise at Circles of Faith, Compassion International

17 comments :

  1. Alecia, you and I are so much alike, in how we can take the truth of Gods Word and encourage the hearts of others, yet fail to apply it to our own lives. Oh how I want this truth to sink deep into my heart this year! Praying His truth comes alive in both of our hearts as we walk this journey of believing out. Blessings!

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    1. Me too, Barbie, me too. At the end of this year it will be fun to look back and see how far we've come!

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  2. Can I ditto what Barbie said? Because yes, we are much alike too! I look forward to seeing how God "blows" this word open for you this year and will be praying it's contagious and helps me to believe more in myself.
    Love you sweet friend.
    Happy New Year!

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    1. :) Thanks Beth. So thankful to have met you in this online space. And am looking forward to walking this journey with you.

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  3. Hi Alecia,

    Seems like a good word focus for the year. Have you done Beth Moore's Bible study book on "Believing God"? It's one of my favorites of hers. So good. My other favorite of hers is "Breaking Free" and it targets the lies we are stuck in sometimes without even knowing it. Phew, probably time for me to pull that out again for myself.

    Have a great week,
    Jennifer Dougan
    www.jenniferdougan.com

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    1. Yes!! I just started it. There are a bunch of her books for free right now on Kindle and that is one I downloaded. I'm 2 pages in and it's already speaking right to me. God is just aligning it all up for me :)

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    2. Thanks for stopping by my post "He Asked Me With His Eyes," I agree, Alecia. It takes courage to ask and to be vulnerable in that way. I respect that in them.

      I just picked up my old copy of the Breaking Free study last night and am writing alongside my print from 11 years ago. That's interesting. :)

      Blessings to you too in your studies,
      Jennifer Dougan

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  4. My word for this year is Fearless and Beth reminded me of your series on that and so I decided to stop and see your new word! I'm so glad I did! I will pray for you as God calls you to believe deeper and lovelier than ever before! Wonderful post.

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    1. Great word!! Before last year I honestly felt alone in so many of my fears, I felt they were "mine." But God showed me that so many deal with the same fears, and that the fears never go away but you have to keep moving forward anyways. Most of my fearless posts can be found by clicking on the Fearless image on the sidebar. I hope they bless and encourage you!!

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  5. Oh, and I almost forgot: War Eagle:)

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    1. WAR EAGLE!!! It's gonna be a great game Monday :) Are you a fellow tiger fan??

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  6. How do you do that? I read this and I get finished and say, "did she just write what is in my head?" I wrote a blog post a while back about how I realized that when it comes to me dropping tears about anything in my own life, it's like I swallow them down and call a friend and pray about her issues rather than deal with my own. WHy is this easier?

    Look forward to this year with you!

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    1. I just love you Marlece!! I do the same thing, it's so hard to talk about what's going on in my own life as if I feel like it's whining and there are more important things in this world. But our problems are real and they DO matter. Looking forward this year with you as well, friend.

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  7. Awesome post my friend and I adore your one word for this new year!!! My word is "purpose". I had two but the Holy Spirit continued to bring me back to this one. He is awesome that way :)
    I " BELIEVE" you will accomplish all our daddy God had for you this year!!!
    Xoxoxo
    Stacey

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    1. I think purpose is a good word. And there are so many different directions it could take...if I was a betting girl, I would bet God is going to surprise you! :) It's just how he works :)
      Always good to see you here Stacey!!

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  8. Awesome Alecia! I have chills. Yes, I do believe God is on the move...He wants to take you deeper. And how I love that verse. It's so reassuring that we are not alone in our wavering faith. My word is God. I feel like it sounds a little audacious when I write it, but I know it's God who chose the word for me, for my good and to keep me humble before Him. Thanks for joining us on Circles Of Faith!!

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  9. LOVE this...I want to steal your word and have two this year. :) Such good reminders...I so agree with you on how easy it can be to share truth and encouragement with everyone else but struggle believing it myself. I'm looking forward to reading more about all He's doing! :) So blessed by you and your heart, sweet friend. Have a beautiful weekend. :)

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