Tuesday, January 31

Word of the Year: Trust

So January is well almost over. It's the last day of the month today. I figured, I would choose my word for the the year today. Yes, I know you are supposed to do this, oh about the same time that you do your New Year's resolutions... but better late than never.

Actually, I saw a lot of people in the blogging world choosing their word for the year but the truth was I just didn't know what my word was. I hadn't decided. I didn't really know how to decide. So I just didn't pick a word. Easy enough!

Until, I get an email from a professor saying "Pick your word of the year. We'll share them in class." Well, wow! Slap in the face. I guess I am supposed to have a word for this year.

I did not share in my New Year resolution's post that my saying for this year is "Let go & Let God." I've been telling pretty much everyone just never put it writing.

from My Soul Shines
So when I got the email from my professor about creating a word of the year... I instantly thought to myself that it needed to fit with my phrase of the year. I was with my friend Courtney when we got the email from my professor so I told her what I was thinking and she said, "Trust." I thought it was perfect!

Trust is my word for the year. Trust is my word because it is pretty much synonymous with my phrase of the year. I am trusting in God's plan. I am trusting in His will. I am trusting in my marriage. I am trusting myself. I am trusting the unknown. I am trusting my education. I am trusting the people around me. TRUST. 
After my mom had originally read this post, she prompted me with the Bible verse Proverbs 3:5-6 which says, "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight."


  1. What a perfect word for a year of transitions with new moves and new things... you make me want to trust more, Linds!!

  2. Proud of you, girl! I chose a word of the year last year and was tested in my word so much all year that I swore to myself I'd never do it again! LOL kidding about that of course! I think it's an amazing way to focus intently on something you know God wants you to learn and grow in. I'm a little late, but I think I'll choose a 2012 word too :)