Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Cor. 15:58


Saturday, May 3, 2014

"Let It Go": My 'One Word' for 2014 and how I'm doing with it in May--

Every January, I pick a word to be my 'motto' for the year. Last year it was commit. The year before that, it was Love. This year, I chose 'Let Go'.

The irony of this is I had never watched Disney's FROZEN when I picked those words. I had never heard the song on the radio (I listen to KLove mostly... ). I hadn't heard LET IT GO until the 2014 Academy Awards...

... Doesn't she do a great job!?
I love that song now!
I love it so much... I have the FROZEN CD in my car... yes, Yes I do. And if you pass me, my mouth will be wide open, signing at the top of my lungs-- The kids may or may not be in the car when this is occurring ;)
I love the message in the song... let go of worry. Let go of who you are 'supposed' to be. Just let go--
To be honest, I'd forgotten all about my words for 2014. I hadn't been on this blog in months and I'd forgotten what my motto for the year was-- how sad, because they fit so well.
I have a hard time holding on to things. When I get mad, I stay mad. I might not bring it up again, but I'll stew on it every once in awhile and not fully get over it...
Let it go...
 photo fc799532b9b17cbf41de488ad4bc0828_zps6a0b0f85.jpgI get depressed sometimes. I get down-- mainly on facebook. Do you let facebook get you down? Do you look at everyone's presents from their husbands or their book sales (me ;) ), or their blog followers or whatever they have that you think you want and get jealous of them-- and then depressed with what YOU have...
Let It Go...
There's about 300 things I don't understand in the Bible. I just-- don't understand. I'll talk about them later-- There are things that I don't understand (or can't do for whatever reason) that makes me get upset reading the entire thing. I'm a black and white person... either it is or it isn't... I like rules and knowing exactly what I'm supposed to do-- I like things spelled out. I like order. I like knowing what's going to happen. I've let maybe 5 verses in the entire Bible keep me from reading it... (how sad is that)...
LET It Go...
 photo 0b7ce50dc6aa163da1f6346cfff7f5ee_zpsf891dae2.jpgDo you know I'm not a perfect parent? Or a wife? Did you know you aren't either? But, are you like me, you just assume everyone else is awesome and you (I) missed the 'parenting/wife' guidebook? Do you screw up and feel bad about it for days?
A lot of times I like to be by myself just so I don't screw anything up....
(say it with me)
We aren't perfect. The world isn't perfect. Our spouse isn't perfect. Our life isn't perfect.
And other people's aren't either.
(I think the quicker I realize that, the better... how about you?)
SO, how have I done with  my ONE WORD: Let Go?
Well, to be honest, pretty pitifully ;) I've given up so much-- and a lot of it isn't a good thing to drop. I've sort of slid. I've been down. I've let things pile on instead of letting go.
So now I think it really is time...
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Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear.

For life is more than food,
and the body more than clothes.

Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!

Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life?
Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?
Luke 12:22-26
So my "One Word" is two this year... ;)


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1 comment:

  1. Hey Kelly, I saw your blog post on the Faith -Filled Friday. Just before I came on here, I was feeling quite down looking at all the bills I have to pay this month and not knowing how. Funny thing that frozen song has been stuck in my head the whole week. Cant figure out why and here you have brought it to life for me. It is about just letting go - letting go of doing things to please others (for me anyway) and just being me. But also I most blessed with the worry scripture you posted it was just for me, you have no idea! Thank you and God bless. Aliyah (