I feel like this is the repurposed New Year's Resolution question.
What is your word for the year?
Don't get me wrong. I'm a fan. Always have been. Jeromy has a word. Our kids have a word. I have a word. And, I feel as if a word overarching a year provides focus, as opposed to a platform for failure.
So, just curious.
What's your word?
Mine is intentional.
As in, doing all the things in a way that is planned, deliberate, and not on accident.
For a self-proclaimed fly by the seat of my pants kind of girl, this is quite a word. You see, there's part of me that's addicted to the thrill of the moment to moment let's just see what happens philosophy of life.
Sidenote: Proof of God's sense of humor in play? I married Jeromy Williams.
Nevertheless. In my FORTIES, I realize the Dorothy being swept through the Kansas Sky on a whim and a prayer lifestyle doesn't always work. In fact, the consequence looks something like my calendar calling the shots, running me ragged, and kicking my posterior. And then the flying monkeys work their magic and I end up crinkling my brow at those red, sparkly slippers, shaking my head in consternation, and wondering how in the world THIS happened.
God then promptly sits my kicked butt in the time-out chair and throws some truth my way.
It sounds something like this. Time is precious. You have a divine purpose. Stewardship, remember?
Arms cross, slippered-feet stop, pony tails twist. Yes, I get it.
On that note, what's my plan? To pause. To consult. To remember all the good things are not all the good things for me, for my #bffhusband, and my #notquiteirishtwins.
Leave white space on the calendar. Administer and accept grace. Prioritize.
So, there you go.
I will be intentional in 2018.
How about you?
Amanda Williams is a forty-year old wife and mother of two who can still swing her pony tail and display just a tad of sass. She is also a Jesus loving girl who realizes she is nothing without the One who saved her. Amanda has two degrees specializing in serving students with special needs and is currently working in the field of Leadership Development. She is a Christian author, speaker, blogger, and publisher who loves serving beside her husband at her local place of worship, First Baptist Church of Ocala.