At the beginning of this year a dear friend challenged her Facebook friends to come up with one word to take them through the year. I chose the word DETERMINED! The word determined is an adjective that means having made a firm decision and being resolved not to change it!
I purposely chose the word determined because I have it resolved in my spirit that I am moving forward in this life and not backwards. I am determined not to allow past hurts and disappointments take me back to a dark place or time in my life. Galatians 5:1 In this freedom Christ has made us free; stand fast then, and do not be hampered and held ensnared and submit again to a yoke of slavery which you have put off!
I am determined to walk in victory no matter what people say about me or think about me! I am determined to encourage myself even when no one else does. I am determined to receive the blessings and promises God has in store for me! Psalm 23:5 He prepares a table before me in the presence of my enemies. He anoints my head with oil; my cup runs over!
I have made the decision to live each day as a blessing from God. I am determined to find joy in each day that I am able to wake up, even when I know I will have to face some challenges. Psalm 118:24 This is the day which the LORD has made; I will rejoice and be glad in it!
I am determined to spend more time with my Father! The one who can comfort me like no other; the One who truly listens and understands me for who I am. I am determined to draw closer to the One who has given me purpose and direction. Psalm 121:1-2 I will look to the hills from where my help comes from! My help comes from the LORD who made heaven and earth!
I am resolved to be a better person because I want to be more like Him! Genesis 1:27 So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them!
I am determined to take better care of myself. I am determined to make better food choices. I am determined to exercise more. I am determined to live more healthy and more holy! Psalm 139:14 I praise Him because I am fearfully and wonderfully made!
I am determined to trust God more and more with all aspects of my life. I trust him with my family, my friends, my career, my finances, my ups and my downs! I am determined to let go and let God, because I know how awesome He truly is! Psalm 24: 10 Who is the King of glory? The Lord Almighty—-He is the King of Glory!
Even in my brokenness, I am determined 2b restored!