I have some exciting news!
Well, it may not be that exciting for you, but it definitely is for me.
I found my personal verse for 2015. It just about jumped off the page of my Bible at me yesterday as I was actually reading over a passage on the opposite page.
Last year I didn’t really have one verse that I focused on.
I’ve had ones in years past, and once I had the same verse for 2 years in a row. (1 Timothy 6:6, look it up!)
This particular verse from Colossians is one that I’ve always liked and had memorized a long time ago. I even have had it written on a note card and stuck in my Bible along with some others that I’ve accumulated over the past few years. At the end of 2014 I had been praying to find one verse that really spoke to me to focus on for this year.
A good one, isn’t it?
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” -Colossians 3:23
To me this means that I need to try my absolute best at whatever jobs the Lord has given me. No half-hearted stuff. Do it with passion and give it 100%. Don’t get caught up in being busy with so many “good things” that I am not doing my best at any of them.
Do it for God, not for man’s approval. Because really, that’s what matters anyway, isn’t it? I’d much rather please God than worry about what so-and-so thinks of me.
Honestly, I think I’ve gotten slightly better at not caring what others think, especially as I’ve progressed well into my 30’s. I think I know more about who I am, what I believe, and what I do or don’t stand for. I’m definitely more confident in who I am than I was maybe 10 or 15 years ago. No longer am I the meek, mild doormat that I probably was at one point.
Even my husband told me recently, “You know, you’re a lot more aggressive than you were when we met.”I was like, “Is that a good thing or a bad thing??” He assured me that it was a good thing.
Well, as long as I am pleasing to my Maker, then I am doing okay.
Pray for me this year as I try to live out this verse. I know I will likely stumble along the way, but I know my God gives me grace every day.
Blessings to you this 2015!