HOW TO BE BOLD IN 2019

How to be BOLD in 2019 | From a girl who has lived her last thirty years in the shadows, 2019 is the year she's finally going to live into the calling God's placed on her life! If that sounds like you... Keep reading!
How to be BOLD in 2019 | From a girl who has lived her last thirty years in the shadows, 2019 is the year she's finally going to live into the calling God's placed on her life! If that sounds like you... Keep reading!
How to be BOLD in 2019 | From a girl who has lived her last thirty years in the shadows, 2019 is the year she's finally going to live into the calling God's placed on her life! If that sounds like you... Keep reading!

Okay, I’m not going to pretend like I have the answer to the question how to be bold, but I think I have a good idea of how I’m going to personally live out the word, BOLD, in 2019. Maybe if I share my focus, then you’ll grab some good nuggets for yourself too.

How to be BOLD in 2019 | From a girl who has lived her last thirty years in the shadows, 2019 is the year she's finally going to live into the calling God's placed on her life! If that sounds like you... Keep reading!

This is my fifth or sixth time choosing a word for the year, but it’s my first time choosing a word that absolutely stresses me out. It’s not like I look for words that will be easy for me to live out by any means. For example, in 2017, my word for the year was Trust. That year, one of the most devastating things that have ever happened to me, happened.

We found out we were expanding our family by two tiny feet, but those particular little feet never came to be. It was and still is, the darkest year of my life. It broke me. Mostly because I never imagined it could happen to me.

It’s taken almost two years to even be able to talk about it without becoming overwhelmingly emotional. I’ve learned so much and my faith has grown, even though I found myself pushing away from God after it happened. But that word, trust, got me through that season. It wasn’t easy, but it was necessary.

So you can imagine my internal struggle when God told me that “trust” was also going to be my word for 2018, too! Even though I tried to make it something else, He kept telling me it needed to be that. To top it all off, gratefully, He had blessed me with another baby, due in March 2018. So naturally my mind went back to the previous year. Would I never get to meet this baby either? Why two years in a row? God… what are you doing?

I’m happy to say my little rainbow baby is here and healthy, but 2018 lead me down a completely different path of trusting God. Almost as bad as the first, but not quite. Nevertheless, I have found myself ready to choose a word for this year and tried so hard to pick one that wouldn’t be as much “work”.

I know God just laughs when you do things like that… haha

I felt so strongly that He was telling me that He had SO much in store for me in 2019, but the only way I’d get to experience any of it is if I start coming out of my shell. You know, the shell I’ve proudly hidden behind the last 30 years…

He wants me to be more outgoing, build more relationships, be more vulnerable and transparent with my friends and family. These impressions lead me to the word, BOLD. Which, ironically, was the hashtag I chose to celebrate my thirtieth year when I turned 30 in August (the hashtag I just so happened to forget about) Ha!

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So, here I am, starting off 2019 with this crazy, audacious, goal of being bold and I have no idea where to start. Nevertheless, I’ve decided to take it day-by-day. Whatever I face, I’m going to conquer it head-on with a boldness that could only come from Jesus.

If it scares me or makes me want to barf to even think about, I’m just going to do it.

Christy Wright has a saying that is quickly becoming one of my favorites, “Do it scared.” Yes, girl. That sums up exactly how to be bold in 2019. Being bold isn’t something you become, its a process you’re in as you walk through life.

Here are some of the things I am doing scared right now:

  • Sharing this story of becoming a more bold person and stepping into who God is calling me to be.

  • Growing my brand and leaving a legacy for my family.

  • Signing up for my first 5K, without even beginning the training.

There are more things that I am doing scared right now that I’m not going to share just yet. But trust me, you’ll be the first to know 😉

In the meantime, here are a couple of things you can do right now:

  1. Comment below and tell me one thing you are going to do scared in 2019.  

  2. Follow me on Instagram, because I really want to connect with you!

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