Every year, I attempt to place a word that I would like to identify for the year. Last year was #releasetheboom which is something that we saw in some areas on our lives and not-so-much in other areas. As I was pondering on what 2017 was going to be, I honestly was at a loss for words. Let me start by explaining.

Very few people know that I have been dealing with depression for the past year and under doctor’s care. I am getting better every day and am grateful for the support of my amazing wife and immediate family. When I first approached the thought of reaching out, it honestly felt that I had lost faith. Why? How often do we hear “if you had enough faith…” followed by a statement relating to the situation that we don’t apparently have enough faith about. Personally, I have struggled with this statement because we throw it around flippantly when we don’t really have the answer to what is going on.

What broke this for me was a statement made by author Shelia Walsh; “You don’t walk up to someone who is wearing glasses and ask them, ‘where’s your faith?’” This posed a question for me to evaluate my emotional wellbeing. With that, I sought God’s wisdom and got the help that I needed to be the husband, father, friend, and man of God that I am called to be. I wish that I could tell you that it was overnight and I am completely good to go. For the most part, I am. However, I still struggle.

While I was searching for the word to put on 2017, the word “re” kept coming up. According to Dictionary(.)com, RE is defined as “a prefix, occurring originally in loanwords from Latin, used with the meaning “again” or “again and again” to indicate repetition.” The best way that I can put it is that I pray that 2017 will be is the year of “re” or the year of renewal, rejuvenation, rebirth, restoration, etc.
With that, I’d love to know what your word for 2017 is. I’d love to pray over that for you and believe with you for that word to come to past.

” And the Lord answered me and said, Write the vision and engrave it so plainly upon tablets that everyone who passes may [be able to] read [it easily and quickly] as he hastens by.” Habakkuk 2:2 AMP

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