Last year I asked my friends to tell me what their “word” was for 2016. Your word is something that you hope to achieve, but maybe you just aren’t quite there yet. Or maybe you actually are there, however you haven’t allowed yourself to believe it yet.
I received several different responses. Confident. Loved. Me. Comfortable. Catalyst. Freedom. Freedom. Did I mention FREEDOM? Freedom happened to be my own word, as well as two of my friends who are my age…all three of us born in 1972. Coincidence? I don’t believe so.
I definitely got my freedom and then some in 2016. Did that happen because I put it out in the universe and believed with all of my heart that it was going to happen? Or that I truly deserved it? I wanted to believe but I had no idea how my year would play out. God did though. And once I let him know what I wanted, I received it. It was amazing how it all worked out.
Now I do believe.
We are in a new year now and my year of “freedom” has come and gone. I have a crazy amount of things going on in my personal life right now, so I hadn’t even given my “word” for 2017 much thought until this week. But sometimes when you aren’t dwelling on something, the answers come anyway. You don’t know why or how, but they come.
This year my word is success.
And by success I don’t mean I hope to be a millionaire by the end of the year. By success, I mean I will use what I learned from my realization last year that I AM free, and I will move forward in a positive direction in every aspect of my life. I will embrace positive energy, and I will use that energy to obtain the goals I want to achieve because I know that no matter what I do or where I am, I am right where God wants me to be.
Knowing that I am where I am supposed to be even when all of the pieces don’t quite fit together or make complete sense, means I am a success. I am doing my best. I am more confident now to try new things and consider new ideas, instead of being stuck in the same dead end, tired ways from the past.
God doesn’t care if I make a million dollars or drive a brand new car. He wants me to be true to myself and pursue endeavors that make my soul happy. He wants me to continue to share my story to show how he is working in my life. He wants me to stop being hard on myself because I am not perfect. He wants me to know that I am already a success in his eyes.
I am free. I am a success. I am alive.
What is your word for 2017? I invite you to write it in the comments section on this post. Or write it on a piece of paper and place it where you can see it every day.
Just put it out there. Your dreams are there for a reason. Believe and receive.
Stacey ~ iamalive