So for 2013, I’m not making a list of resolutions. Instead, I’ve decided to do what a whole bunch of other people are doing. I’m just choosing one word, and one word only. This concept is from My One Word. And they’re crazy enough to declare to the world at large that you can change your life. With just one word.
Really? Could this possibly be true. Just one word will change your life? Well, if God is involved, yeah. I think so. He can do the impossible, right?
And one word IS too short to be a list. So there’s no overhanging cloud, warning of failure to come. It only offers a promise of a transformed life. How irresistible!
So I opened up my spirit and my mind, to see what “one word” would show up. I played around with some really good ones. Believe. Hope. Trust. Dream. BUT those were not right. They just didn’t fit. Then, while I was doing something else, not even thinking about it, the word showed up.
I should have known!
You see, I’ve been on the hunt now for more than a year, specifically looking to take out the very opposite of Shine. In my opinion, the one thing that opposes Shine is anything that resembles an ugly pointing finger of accusation aimed at me. I’ve discovered that this finger doesn’t really come from people. It really comes from a nasty, ancient being who’s goal is to keep me in the dark, hiding in the shadows with shame, fear and bad feelings for no good reason. So the finger is going down, down, DOWN!
I mean c’mon. Jesus said, “It is finished!” and I’ve decided to take him at his word. There is no reason to run and hide. He did what he did so I could be who He made me to be – in all my glorious, shining, unapologetic (and sometimes messy) self. How great is that?
So here’s to shining. Here’s to being glorious.
Won’t you join me?
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Carla Porter writes, sings, designs architectural interiors and loves God, all in Los Angeles, California.
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