2015 – Called by Christ

It’s hard to believe that 2014 is drawing to a close. Earlier today, I blogged about some of my professional accomplishments from the year, but, overall, the end of 2014 was tough for me. I had a ton of stuff going, and no clear direction on what I wanted to do or why I was doing any of it. I was in a rut and getting deeper all the time.

However, I took the last couple of weeks off to enjoy the holidays and reflect on some things. I really didn’t have time to do this, and still have some unfinished projects that I was hoping to have done before the new year, but it was so worth it!!!

After much prayer and reflection, I am excited about what’s to come!

My 2015 Theme

One of my mentors always has a theme word or phrase for each year. Last year, I semi adopted her theme as my own, just because I saw it so much and we work together so often. However, I knew that going into 2015 I needed to be my own person. I needed to know what God wanted from and for ME.

So I prayed about it… a lot. I tried to force some themes that I thought sounded good, but God kept whispering, “That’s not it.” However, I finally stopped to listen long enough to clearly hear what God was saying and I’m happy to announce that I have a theme.

My theme for 2015 is Called by Christ.

Christian Banner with Bible and Cross

I know Christ has called me to do great things for Him. Some of them I will be recognized for, others I won’t. That’s fine. The main point is that He has called me. I’m not working for nothing. I’m working for the glory of Christ and I have been called by Him to do it.

1 Thessalonians 5:24 is my theme verse for this year:

“The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.”

I chose this theme, because it reminds me of my purpose. It encourages me and gives me strength. This is a theme that God has been whispering to me for months, and I have scattered notes written about, but I haven’t taken the time to embrace it. And that’s what I want for 2015. I want to embrace my calling, and let the assurance of God’s will for my life wash over me. Renewing me day by day.

With that theme in mind, I am ready to embrace 2015 and all that it has in store. I’m ready to give my all to prove worthy of my calling, knowing that my salvation rests securely in my saviors arms when I stumble and fall.

What is your theme for 2015?

 

6 comments

  1. Heather – this is so encouaraging. How wonderful to remember your call from Christ and focus on it. My One Word for this year is ‘Release’ because that is what my ministry is about, my theme is about releasing women to live life to the full and my verse is 1 Peter 5:2 “Be shepherds of God’s flock … because you are willing”
    May God bless your ministry and your call to him x
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  2. I picked a ‘word for the year’ this year. Lazy, just one word. There are so many scriptures I can use to encourage me with it though, it should keep me busy. I picked JOY this year. I look forward to seeing how the LORD works in my life with it. 🙂
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    • Heather Hart says:

      If I had to narrow mine down to one word, it would be “Called” same meaning, just simplified. I have heard several women say they focus on a different fruit of the Spirit each year. Hoping you have a joyful year ~ Heather

  3. This is a really good idea: choosing a theme for the year. I shall have to think and pray about this and find what theme the LORD wants in my life this year. Thank you for the idea!

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