Life | {less} 

Last night at dinner we were talking about our resolutions and my sister in law reminded me of a church service a few years ago where we were encouraged to pick a word to focus on for the year. She said she’d been thinking of hers and it inspired me to do the same. I started throwing words around in my head last night but nothing stuck. This morning the word LESS came to mind and I knew instantly that was exactly what I need my focus to be this year.

 Ironically, I experienced first hand what living with less is like while we were on vacation in Florida a couple weeks ago. An ice storm came through central Indiana a few hours before we left to head to the airport, and our normal 45 min commute turned into a two and a half hour one because every interstate was shut down. We pulled into the airport ten minutes before our flight was supposed to board! I’d been checking our flight status the whole way to the airport and it still showed on time. We however, had NO time left to check our bags, so we grabbed our bathing suits and left the rest behind with my father in law. If you know me, you know I am a planner. Everything and more that I could have needed for a weeks vacation, I had packed, including Kenzie and I’s outfits for the sunset picture I had imagined in my mind that I was determined to get…my plans obviously didn’t go as planned, AT ALL! Despite my disappointment, and apprehension about having barely anything with me, I was thankful we made it safely to the airport, and eventually to our destination. Once in Florida we made a quick stop to grab some essential items—flip flops and tooth brushes (you know, the things you kind of have to have!) then our vacation began. And it turned out to be one of the best trips! Our sunset picture wasn’t planned, and our outfits consisted of bathing suits, salty hair, and sandy toes and it’s one of my favorite pictures we have. 

I thought I needed more, but God used my less to show me that who I have is more important than what I have.

So this year I want to focus on LESS….
Less worrying 

Less comparisons 

Less negativity

Less gossip

Less materialism 

Less fear

Less doubt

Less impatience 

Less overindulging

Less expectations

Less busy 

Less me*

My hope for this year is to replace my want for more with a desire to want more of God! 

He must become greater, I must become less 💗 {john 3:30}

Happy New Year everyone! 

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