My One Word for 2012
C O N T E N T M E N T
Here I go again… choosing a word (my One Word) that I don’t even remotely resemble on a day-to-day basis.
I’m a little bit of an anxious soul. It’s probably the single biggest conversation my husband and I repeatedly have. I hear the words “Jen relax” pretty frequently and with good reason.
“For I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.” Philippians 4:11
That scripture makes me laugh out loud! Really Paul?
Paul’s life was far more difficult than mine and yet contentment eludes me most days.
I choose “contentment” because it’s the opposite of the emotion I tend to most feel – anxiety.
In the midst of yet the busiest season of my life I don’t want to miss the blessings and unique opportunities God is giving me. I don’t want to turn good things into just another task on the ever-growing “to do” list. I want to find contentment in the madness and enjoy every part of this crazy journey because I have no idea how long it will last.
“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.” Psalm 139:23
“What do people get for all the toil and anxious striving with which they labor under the sun?” Ecclesiastes 2:22
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6
Ok, 2012. Here we go!