When I wrote about choosing my word for 2016, I had every intention of following it up with a six-month update.
But then I threw my life into the spin cycle when I returned from Splendid in the Hills and moved to Texas in June. Suddenly, it’s November and I don’t even know where to begin.
In January, I had no idea that this year would bring such radical change. I knew it was going to be different; I did not expect to spend most of it in Texas.
I never thought I’d make it this far. I expected myself to have already given up and run back to the Carolina mountains. I didn’t think I had it in me.
From the moment I decided to move to Texas, I told myself it was only for the summer, maybe part of the fall, but it was just an exploratory journey that would end with me back in SC by the end of the year.
Increasingly, I’m discovering just how capable I am.
Capable of wrestling with my emotions and wounds of the past that haunt me.
Capable of following through and accomplishing the goals I set for myself.
Capable of standing on my own two feet.
I’m capable of all those things—and so much more because I have a place of position in My Father’s kingdom. Everything I need to pursue His business has been provisioned to me. I have the authority to operate under His name.
Know what that means?
I am a woman who has significance and is irreplaceable.
I am a SIGNIFICANT and irreplaceable woman.
I have a place as the daughter of the King on the throne.
And I am choosing to acknowledge that, to accept that, to own that, because that is who I am.
I am approved, I am significant, I am irreplaceable.
I am not the little girl who is trying to seek approval and prove herself as a valid daughter.
I already have that position.
It’s not up for grabs, for consideration; it’s not up for any kind of argument.
It is TRUTH.
It is what IS.
And I am choosing to walk in that.
I am choosing to own that territory and walk in that.
Because that’s who I am.
I am a daughter of the King.
Anything less is not who I am.
I am unbound.