Eight Words

By God’s Grace, I Am Learning to Overcoming. We all are. It has been an adventure. Trials + 2020. W O W. Right?!

2020 was… not what I expected. Worldwide pandemic, anyone? We have entered the world of trendy face masks and the repractice of effective hand washing. And losing loved ones to the CoronaVirus.

It feel something like an outbreak movie, or an episode of NCIS or Hawaii Five 0… only, we didn’t get it stopped in time before others were infected.

Many more now facing job loss, dying alone (or knowing someone who will have to), extra stress, and higher levels of anxiety and depression to the point of exhaustion and affecting relationships.

Singles are incredibly lonely.
Families are needing some “others” time.
Introverts needing alone time.
And, extroverts needing much larger dose of friendships than alloted at the moment.

Then you have the body of Christ…

Many of us have greatly affected by missing out on all the face to face fellowship. I know, I have. And, it hurts us spiritually. So, what are we going to do in 2021 to help make the gap a little more narrow?

My 2021 goal is to seek Christ. Between everything I have going on, I don’t want to set a specific Bible Reading Plan type goal. Because I will fail. My goal is to open my Bible, mind, and heart… and seek my King! I am unsure what it will look like, but this is the beauty too. When I come up with a formatted plan, something happens that puts the brakes on this particular quiet time. So, my goal isn’t to blog everyday, or open my physical Bible.. it is to meet with my Heavenly Father and allow Him to speak to me.

It may mean:

  • Sitting and just being quiet.
  • Opening my physical Bible and scribing (writing out) a section of Scripture.
  • Blogging through my thoughts.
  • Listening to worship music for my exclusive quiet time.
  • Sleeping in, instead, if that’s what is needed.

2021 has 360 days remaining. Not only do I not know what the year will hold, my physical capabilities can vary greatly from day to day. So, my goal is to seek my God and King! I may not read the entire Bible. I may not read an entire book of the Bible. But, I will be seeking Him on a daily basis – even if it doesn’t look like it “measures up” to how others are seeking Him.

The only goal I have is to seek Him for myself with whatever I have to offer at the time. He knows my heart, mind, and body. He is the One enabling me to overcome everything – one thing at a time! He is so good! He is so faithful! So, I will hang onto these e-i-g-h-t words:

By God’s grace, I am learning to overcome!

Your turn! What are your goals for 2021? How did 2020 go for you?

P.S. I still don’t have an official word or verse for the year (nothing is sticking, for some reason. . . not really. . . Um, help!). Mind sharing yours with me, please?

By Gracefully Overcoming

Gracefully Overcoming is my corner of the web to share my journey with chronic and mental illness, , and how Jesus keeps reminding me who I am in Him. I can always be found at: www.gracefullyovercoming.blog/

1 comment

  1. He definitely gets us through! My word for this year is truth because I really believe every word of the Bible is true, but God’s challenging me to live like it. I do have a pretty simple Bible reading plan for this year because if I don’t I’ll barely read anything.

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