On my word for the year and why it’s taken me so long to tell you

On my word for the year and why it’s taken me so long to tell you

This is the post I have been putting off writing. This is the post I have found every possible reason to delay. This is the post that makes laundry look appealing and Facebook scrolling imperative.

This is the post where I tell you my word for the year.

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What I lack

I have been feeling the gap of late. The gap between who I am, and who I want to be. The gap between what I know and what I need to know. There is a steep learning curve and I am right at the bottom of it.

I am in a season of stretch. I am in a season of great exponential growth.

I have a deep sense of my inadequacy, my shortfall, and what I lack. I feel unprepared to tackle the season ahead.

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whatever is … noble

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What is noble anyway?

It is a word that we rarely use in conversation nowadays. It is a term that we associate with old-fashioned class distinctions, or on occasion we might refer to a “noble pursuit”.

The words in the dictionary to define noble are words like:

special status; high moral qualities; dignity; eminence; magnificent; superior; excellent.

It denotes a sense of higher.

The verse in Philippians 4 asks us to think on “… whatever is noble …”

What does it mean to think about higher things?

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whatever is … true

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… whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. (Philippians 4:8)

I love this verse in Philippians. It is absolutely one of my favourites. And with the huge amount of negativity, pain and heartache that is in the world today. I feel a real need to sink into this verse for a while. So I am going to do a few posts on this over the next month or so. Starting with “whatever is true”, today.

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