Confidently Me

There is something special about turning the page from December of one year to January of the next.

I enjoy the reflection, the looking back on the good, the not-so-good and finding the grace in both.

Each new year, since I began blogging, I have prayerfully chosen one word I feel led to focus on in the coming 365 days.

In 2009, gratitude.

In 2010, giving.

In 2011, grace.

It is amazing how the moments of the year can directly relate to the word for that year.

I knew a few months ago what word God was laying on my heart.

A word for the outside my comfort zone moments that seem to happen more and more as we step out in faith.

A word for the insecure little girl who falls easy prey to the enemies lies.

A word for the type of ironclad faith I long to have.

My word for 2012 is confident.

The greek word for confident in this verse is pepoithos.  The word is an active participle, meaning that Paul was using the word in the context that He was confident in who God was, who God is and who God will always be.  Pepoithos means a knowledge of security, regardless of circumstance.

Oh, the confidence I want.  The confidence I need.  The confidence I admittedly lack at times.

I will be focusing more on confidence and what it will mean for my journey as the year goes on.

Do you have one word for 2012?  I would love to hear!

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  1. what a great word to strive for!  visiting your blog from One Word 365.    Going to take a look around 🙂  My word is Temperate….

  2. Melissa, what a great word for 2012.  And yes, we can be confident as we walk out our faith because of the object of our faith: Jesus.  May you cling to Him as you are enabled to walk confidently through this new year.

    My word is …adventure.

    May this new year be exciting as we both grow in our relationship with our Lord.

    Blessings and love,

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