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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

I'm a little late to the party but...

I've been seeing a trend in the blog world at the start of the New Year and it has kind of inspired me. Many lovely ladies have dedicated their year to a word that can serve as a goal for the year, and I've loved reading about each and every one! At first, I wasn't going to jump aboard that train simply because I couldn't really think of a single word that would perfectly summarize a goal I have for 2015.
After a conversation I had with Hunter (and with others over time), I realized what that word would be:

You must be thinking, "What an odd word!" Allow me to humor you. The word Reserved is an adjective and by definition states this:

"slow to reveal emotion or opinions; kept specially for a particular purpose or person."

I am a very out-there person - you will know how I'm feeling, what I think about something, and I'm not afraid to share that. It's a quality I appreciate in myself and others because I feel like too many people push things under the rug, hoping it all goes away, and leaving so much left to be unsaid.

I really struggle with being able to do that - just quiet my mouth when it's necessary to do so.

I have found that by being liberal in my feelings, I have unknowingly caused quite a stir for some folks (more personal than blog-related). Thus, my word is Reserved. I wanted to seek the Lord's thoughts on this particular word, or at least the practicing of it, and I found this:

I will be Reserved in my words and rest in the Holy Spirit's wisdom when it is best for me to speak so boldly on a topic, versus remaining quiet on others. I will never refrain from sharing His love with people, even if it irks you. I love sharing those God moments with ya'll that happen in mine and Hunter's lives so that certainly won't cease.

I want SoKo Blog to be a place of faith and humility, of love for this life, and a place to capture those beautiful moments. Sadly, some people have the inability to accept a perspective that is outside their own and that is where I will be Reserved. I will be Reserved in the sense that I will allow the Holy Spirit to flow through me with His words, and not my own. With that, I bid you a glorious day!

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  1. What a neat word! I love that it has unique meaning to you! I'll be sharing mine on Friday :)

  2. Wow! What a neat word to pick!! I think I could definitely practice this :) I love the definition!

  3. WOW. I love this word, Kelly. I really don't think I understood what it meant until reading the definition and I love that you found and shared the verse too. It really gets you looking forward to the year, doesn't it?!

  4. Great word Kelly and I love that your reason behind your choice is God-centered. Here's to a fabulous 2015!

  5. That is a great word, I wish I was more reserved myself. I'm totally out there too hahaha! Hard to hold back a Southerner's tongue ;)

  6. This is so so great. Gosh, I feel like you're speaking to me in this too. My hubby would agree after a conversation we had yesterday!!!