At church today, we sang "From the Inside Out." Do you know that song? Every time I sing it I am instantly taken back to 2008, when that was my favorite song we sang in chapel.
My favorite line in that song is "...the art of losing myself in bringing You praise." This weekend, my housemates and I went camping and told our life stories. If you know my story, you know that my life took a turn around that time (the end of high school/beginning of college) and that's exactly what I wanted to do. I was working hard to lose myself to bring God praise.
And tonight as I sang that line once again, I remembered how relevant that still is.
Really, that's what this year is about for me. It's about putting aside what is so easy for me to fall into - that pursuit of money, of a big career, of looking for happiness in so many other things, stuff besides Jesus - and living only for God. It's about getting away from that and putting that belief into action. Living simply, putting relationships first - with Jesus and with those people around me.
Even though I often feel like I don't know what I'm doing or I'm not good enough at this stuff, I know that God is enough and if I allow Him to, He will use me - this year and the rest of my life! I can't wait to see how!