At the end of each year I ask God for a word for the next year. I am always blown away by how much I needed that word or how accurately it portrays that year.
My words for 2019 were TRANSITION and HOPE.
We have experienced so much transition as a family this year. We have lived in 4 different houses and have moved across the country from Blackpool to Worksop. The girls have changed schools and my eldest then had to change again with the move up to secondary school in September. We’ve transitioned into a new church and my husband has also changed jobs. The move away from my family has been tough and taken a bit of getting used to and my gran passed away this year too which hit me hard. We have formed new friendships which has been such a blessing and transitioned into our new life here.
It has been an absolute whirlwind of a year but throughout it all we have held onto hope. Hope in our heavenly daddy that our decisions were in line with him. Hope that we would get through the tough days. And hope that we would be guided through the uncertainty into joy and freedom.
As we come to the end of 2019, I can look back and see God’s favour in so many ways. I know 100% that we are right where we need to be and as this year of transition draws to a close, I am hopeful for what 2020 will bring. When you choose to trust there is always hope.
My word for 2020 is CONNECTION.
I feel that 2020 is going to deepen the connection from head to heart, from heaven to earth. I will experience a deeper level of connection with myself and with others. A deeper revelation of God’s heart and what he is doing. That this year will be a time where I will build a network and connect in new ways.
The word connection both excites and scares me!
Connection is one of my core values. It is something I put a lot of importance on because for me connection and relationship are key.
But the word also challenges me to not be insular, to not shut myself off when it all gets too much. It’s a challenge to stay connected.
I don’t know what 2020 holds but I do feel a shift and an excitement in my spirit. God is doing something new and all I know is that I want to be a part of it!
Take some time to process the last year and all that 2019 has held. Give thanks for the good and let go of the not so good. Walk into 2020 with a positive mindset and hope in your heart. Spend some time thinking, praying and meditating on what God has for you in this new year and decade.