If you know me well, or even if you don’t, you have probably figured me out. I am LOUD and OPINIONATED. I DO WHAT I WANT, WHEN I WANT! I typically have my hands in many activities, and I don’t do boredom well.
When the word BEING came to mind, my first thought was what does that even mean? I don’t like that word, NEXT. No, not next, BEING! I had a meeting with some friends and during our discussion, I mentioned the word. They gave me some ideas but they confused me even more. So I asked another group of friends that doesn’t know this group. They gave me more ideas. Guess what, I still don’t like the word. So I agreed to a devotional with two friends about finding your word. I was sure during the four days I was going to get a new word. I wanted a BOLD word, one that fits ME, NOT BEING!
On day 2 or 3, I am driving to work and talking to God. It goes like this:
Me: Today, you are going to give me my word.
God: I already gave you your word.
Me: I don’t like that word, I want a new word.
God: I am really glad that you are doing this devotional, BUT I am not changing your word.
Me: Really, I want a new word.
So I accepted it as my word but I still don’t know what it means. Maybe the importance of this word is for me to find out what it means without people telling me. Yeah, I don’t like that either. Here is what I do know, it has sent me into some great discussions with my friends and put me in the Bible trying to figure it out.
Maybe it just means Being AWESOME or being PRESENT! Maybe there is a second word that will come later. Who knows? I sure don’t. I have a feeling this is going to be an interesting year while I learn what it means to BE!
If you have any thoughts or scripture feel free to pass them along. However, please understand I am on a journey with MY word and ultimately God will show me what I need to know. In the meantime, I hope you have fun watching me struggle through this because I am sure it will get quite comical.
Do you have a word? Tell me so I can BE jealous of your word and wish it was my word.