At the end of 2016, there was a trend that was new to me. People were choosing a word that was going to define their year. I chose a word, haphazardly…so much so that if you put a gun to my head, I couldn’t come up with the word.
At the end of 2017, I was wrestling and losing to a pretty tough bout of depression. I started to really think about my life, where I am and where I want to go. God started reminding me of things that have been spoken over me. And then He showed me where I am today. And it hit me. I had a word for 2018.
I am very comfortable being behind the scenes. When I was in high school, I was the person who made the posters for the play but would never consider trying out for a part. I won the “Unsung Hero” award. Whenever I am a part of a team, I am the person who is behind the camera helping to direct; I am the person who is behind the computer, running Power Point while someone else speaks.
There is a slight disconnect between my comfort zone and what I want to accomplish in my life. I want to coach people on how to overcome their fears and blocks in their lives. I want to help raise awareness of human trafficking. I have a sense that part of my future will include speaking to large crowds.
You know who can’t fulfill these things. these desires, these visions, these prophesies? The unsung hero who is making posters for the play. So…as freaking scary as it is, my word for 2018 is visibility. Just typing the word makes my mouth dry and makes me want to jump into bed and pull the covers over my head and not emerge until 2019.
Thus…the teacher becomes the student so she can become the teacher.
Part of the plan is to start doing Facebook lives…without deleting them ( like I did right before I sat down to write this blog.) If you want to follow along, and hold me accountable, you should like my page Dressed with Strength on Facebook. That will be my visibility through video platform.
I know we’re five days into the year…but what do you want to accomplish in 2018? What word will you use to guide you through your fears into your destiny?