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March Link-Up || One Little Word 2014

Y'all. Be proud. I accomplished the Match OLW task one full week in advance! It also helped that I was going stir-crazy sick at home, but whatever makes it happen right? This month in the One Little Word class we were assigned a vision board for our word, a collage from magazines and the like to represent our word for 2014. My word is still SURRENDER but when searching though my magazines, I realized that I have only been looking at surrender in a negative way. Surrender meant depraving myself of things I loved, straining to make the cut, a constant down-in-the-dumps outlook. No, no, no! I don't think so.

Surrender is freedom! Surrender is waving my white flag with a heart of celebration, knowing that when I give up control the Lord can waltz in and save the day. He'll set things right. He'll put on the music and dance with me. When it came down to it, the central image was one I saved from Life: Beautiful magazine. As I surrender control, I surrender my future-mindset and choose to serve and celebrate today. Where I am right now.  

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart."
Colossians 3:23

This doesn't mean put off hard work until you "make it" or find that "dream job". That means put in the hard work to make it and to make my current job a dream job. This means praise the Lord for the provision of a job and of a passion and thank Him by making the most of it, trusting Him with the rest. Surrendering my pride and selfishness is what He asks of me. Then there can be joy. Then there can be peace. Then there can be adventure. That's what I want most of all.

I hope y'all enjoyed this prompt as much as I did! I can't wait to see what April holds! :D

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  1. That's such a great way to look at things. We're often in situations we'd like to better or get more from, but applying this lens could really help get past any rough patch. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Your vision board is gorgeous, unique and so creative! Love it!