Happy New Year!!!! I’m hoping that everyone is enjoying their New Year and taking the time to reflect, plan and achieve…I have been seeing so many posts/tweets about people’s goals for this new year~and to say the least, I am impressed and ecouraged!!!
Earlier this afternoon, I was getting ready for my doctor’s appointment and I was talking to God and thanking Him for this new year. And the one thing that the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart was, “Play Your Role”. This phrase got me to thinking…thinking about me and what roles in life God that has given me…
In the past I have taken these roles lightly: Follower/Learner/Disciple of Christ, Wife, Mother, Writer, Minister/Encourager of Women, Intercessor etc.
I can honestly say that there have been times when I have shied away from these roles b/c I was afraid of what people would say/think, I spent too much time comparing myself to others, I doubted that I was good enough to help anyone, and I didn’t want the responsibility that these roles came with them. I let so many things, fears and negative emotions keep me from doing and being everything that God has called me to do.
By no means will I say that stepping out is easy but what I will say is that is possible and it is so worth it! My husband reminded me tonight about how much courage it took for us to get married. Our families thought that we were crazy when we told them that we were getting married after only courting for six months. But even in the midst of all of the drama, I knew w/o a shadow of a doubt that my future was connected to this specific man..Even, now seven and a half years and one month shy of four children later, I see clearly that…Courage helped me to say Yes, even when it would have been easier to say No. The role of being Mrs. Boyd was already ordained for me and all it took was for me to accept it and Do it.
So what role(s) has God given you in 2013? Some may be new and others might just be waiting for you to get in the game and no longer sit on the sideline. Whatever they are, be strong and courageous…step out w/confidence and let God shine His spot light through you in your biggest stage appearance ever…Life. Blessings~