Every year some people choose one word as they start their new year to set a personal vision for what the next 12 months will hold. I’ve never done that, usually nothing spectacular comes to mind. I also am not a resolutions person. I prefer to make changes as I see the need for it and reflect as the year goes on rather than waiting for the magic day on the calendar.
This year though, there is a word that seems to keep surfacing in my spirit and around me. The word is Bold. I can’t help but feel that I need to own “bold” this year.
The Webster dictionary defines bold (adj.) in the following ways:
1. a: fearless before danger :intrepidb: showing or requiring a fearless daring spirit4. standing out prominently
Since we have such a hope we are very bold. -2 Corinthians 3:12
And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord by my imprisonment, are much more bold to speak the word without fear. -Philippians 1:14
There are multiple components to each of these areas that I will outline over the coming weeks/days. In general, I want to be confident in the direction I head, the decisions I make, and the person God has created me to be. I want to have the gumption to follow through in this. When I look back on this year, I want my life to be absent of timidity, and full of appropriate courage. Here’s to a year of boldness.