Thursday, January 3, 2013

COMPLETE & complete

Every year I am on the fence about making resolutions and posting about them.  It's not because I don't think I can keep them.  It's because everyone else is doing it.  I feel like I've been struggling with identity lately....who I am....what makes me ME....what I'm good at.  So I was avoiding doing all the traditional "end of the year" "top posts of 2012" and "resolutions or word of the year" posts.

But then I started getting this nagging feeling in my heart.  A word.  It kept worming it's way into my day.  Into my thoughts.  It just wouldn't go away.  And although I avoided it I'm giving in and posting about it because I think posting about these kinds of things give me accountability and makes me more real.  And I'm all about that!

My word?


It's kind of a weird one.  Most people pick words like  Nice pretty words.  Words that would like awesome stamped on a gorgeous piece of silver jewelry or on a plaque hanging up in your living room.

Complete just seems like an ugly word.  

But it is so beautiful to me.

You see what I learning is that even though I am struggling with figuring out who I am, I don't need to.  Because I am complete in Christ.  I am a daughter of the King.  He made me and that means I am complete.

I'm committed to being consistently in the Word.  I started following the She Reads Truth reading plan. Here is what really spoke to me yesterday...

“The Lord God [Jehovah Elohim] made the earth and the heavens”. He is a God of both power and perfection, Maker of heaven and earth, the Lord ofabsolute completion.
And you know what I love? When the powerful and perfect God made man, he made something absolutely perfect out of something absolutely plain. He made man and woman, and he made them complete.
He – the great Jehovah Elohim – makes much out of little. He makes extraordinary out of the very, very ordinary. We’re talking dust into man here. And we’re talking you and me into new creations.
I certainly have other things I wish to complete this year.  Weight  I like the word for that reason too.  Often I start a project or a room but fail to finish it.  So my lowercase uncapitalized goal is to do that.  But My mail goal is to BELIEVE that I am COMPLETE!
Did you pick a word of the year?  I'd love to hear it!


The Cantrell's said...

"Complete" is a great word. What a wonderful and encouraging post to read. Good luck to you this year. I hope you complete all of your goals. See what I did there? :)


Jenny Yarbrough said...

I love that Laura, and I think it's a beautiful word. Thank the Lord that we are complete in Him. I wish I lived it out! For some reason we always strive for more and feel like if we were just something else or did something else, THEN we would be complete. He must get a kick out of all of our striving, don't you think?

Ruffly Ribbons said...

Beautiful and inspiring post! Thank you for that little reminder.

I've been trying to think of a word today and now I can't remember the one I thought of... Maybe 'remember' would be appropriate ;)

Lauren Thomas said...

so, so good! i need that reminder too!
my word is jesus. I posted about it here:

Anna TTIL said...

This is a great word! I picked a phrase this year: Soak It In! I want to soak in my time with the Lord, my husband, our family, running/fitness, and fun!

alison said...

i haven't given it much thought, but i like the idea of having a word. something that i can help me stay focused. i did a resolution post last year and am NOT doing one this year because i failed so miserably. i thought it would help me be accountable, but it really didn't. and i was going to do a year-end wrap up until i went through our posts from last year and realized that really there wasn't a whole lot that really needed to go in a wrap up. it was just our day to day life. which is perfect and wonderful to me, but not really something i need to bullet point ;) happy new year to you and i pray that you will rest COMPLETELY in His love for you :)

Julie said...

I love this concept- so refreshing after reading lots of "year in reviews" and resolutions! Complete is a perfect word. I think mine would be "growth."


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hannah singer said...

yes. we are complete in him.
love this, girl.

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