Tuesday, February 4, 2014

moxie in January

My 2014 #onelittleword choice is moxie

If you're not familiar with one little word, I encourage you to head over to Ali Edward's blog to learn more. She began the project in 2006 and the minute I found out about it, I've been joining in.

I thought I should share how I've been incorporating that word, moxie, really that attitude, into my life so far this year. And so far, it's been good.

I chose moxie because 2014 is the year that I am choosing bold new adventures. I am choosing to follow God's specific and clear call on my life. There are some big things on my "to do" list this year and in order for me to get them done, I'm going to have to have an attitude that I don't generally have on a daily basis. It's something that requires me to step outside of where I'm comfortable, and really it requires me to step into wherever it is that God is leading me next. 

As I said in my initial one little word post, 2014 is the year for boldness, fearlessness, guts, spunk, tenacity, bravery, determination. But most of all, this is the year for moxie.

So how did I do in January? 

Honestly, I didn't do anything amazing or marvelous. But I took some good first steps. And for me, it took some guts. 

I sent some important emails, basically saying, "hey you don't know me, but this is what the Lord has called me to do and I'd love to hear how we can work together in this." 
I put myself out there and pitched a couple of my ideas to some friends and got some great feedback. 
I read 3 whole books. Three. That never happens! And all of them pertained to the goals I'm working toward. 
I began a journal and started writing down all the things swirling around in my head, especially the things that make me feel vulnerable, but that need to be written, need to be said. 
I deleted twitter and facebook from my phone. Ah! It's been awesome. 

And really, that's it. 

But you know what? God has seriously been amazing to me this month. I have had more inspiration, ideas and plans revealed to me than I could ever imagine. I have discovered (by His hand I'm sure) more organizations and people working on similar ventures than I could have dreamed of. And as an answer to prayer, He just continues to confirm my passion and my goal and nudge me forward a little more every day. 

For me, moxie is not going to mean that I take the biggest risk ever. It just means trusting God more and more, day by day and being fearless to do so; having the guts and the bravery to follow Him, wherever He leads and maintaining the determination to stay on track and on task. 

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