My One Word for 2017 is FAITH.
The past six months have been a whirlwind with a lot of challenges and have required me to live out my One Word from 2016, perseverance. Circumstances have now given me the opportunity to strengthen my faith and rely on God completely in 2017. Part of me is anxious for 2017 and the other part of me is eager and excited. It's a daily battle to trust God and understand that He has a plan, but that's the reason that I have chosen faith as my One Word.
I typically feel like I have control over most things in my life and have the ability to make things happen, but I'm learning that there are some things outside of my control that require complete surrender to God. 2017 is going to bring change, that's a given. I don't know what that change will look like, but I know that my faith & trust in God is going to be at the forefront of everything. Each decision I make for my family will come from a deep understanding that God is in control.
While I might not know what my future holds, I will always know who holds my future. When challenges are met with faith, perseverance becomes very powerful. I'm so excited to embark on this faith journey in 2017 with my wife and two girls! Your prayers and support are always welcome as I know that I will struggle to live out this One Word consistently. This year is going to be one to remember - let's make the best of it!
Past One Word's:
2017 - Faith
2016 - Persevere
2015 - Serve
2014 - Immediacy