It’s that time again! For the Word of the Year. 2022’s word was Inspire. My goal was to grow and inspire others to grow alongside me. To share God’s inspiration in my life and pass that along to those around me. I don’t know how well I did, but I hope that I’ve been an inspiration to you in some way this past year.
That said, I’ve thought carefully about my word for this year. To be honest, I’ve still been wavering, but I haven’t been able to come up with anything better, and I keep coming back around to this one. So, 2023’s word is….
Shine. What does that mean to you? To begin with, it sounds like I want to draw attention to myself and make people look at how awesome I am (I mean, I am pretty awesome, right? 😉) To show off and say, “Look at me and what I’m doing!”
Au contraire mes amis.
In honesty, I have been working the past couple of years on (re?)discovering myself. Being the person God created me to be. And not just morally, but what actually makes me Corri. Trying to learn how to marry being a good person, a good wife and mom, and still a good “me”. If you haven’t tried it….well, it ain’t easy. It feels like no matter what, I’m failing in at least one area, if not more. And I know that some of that sounds selfish or trivial, but the thing is, I want to honor God by being the person He created. Not who I think someone else wants me to be. Not the best person for someone else, but the best me for God. In doing so, I want to let Him shine through me.
Jesus is the light in the darkness. And He shines through us to be the light to the world. Everything we do should bring His light and love to those around us. When they look at me, I want them to see Jesus shining in me. I want to continue to be inspired by Him and to inspire others by letting His light shine out of this lump of clay He fashioned into Corri. I hope that this year you will see Him shine through me more and more, and that you will let His light shine through you as well. Happy 2023!!