Friday, February 28, 2014

Day 28: Unshrinking

Today is the last day of the Blog Everyday in February Challenge!
Can you believe it?

My last post in this series, is to share one, little, meaningful word.
And I have just the one.

" Not shrinking from danger, unflinching, unhesitating, unintimidated, unblinking,
fearless, resolute in facing fears and danger."

This is my word for the theme, my goal.

Naturally, I tend to be a shy person at first.
One of my ever-present faults is that I over analyze death.
I'll analyze something to the point that I practically cripple myself,
and usually decide against it, simply because it is the easiest route.

Do not be afraid!

 That is why I've chosen this word.


In my life, I have hemmed myself in....
I come upon a cross roads and after analyzing the risks,
decide, no, I don't want to go that way; only to turn around and be
faced with another frightening cross road.

In all honesty,
I've no were else to turn now.
In too many areas I've turned around hoping for an easier, clearer path.
But my heart can't live in the 'easy' really longs for the grand adventures.
I have to choose the risks, and face them unshrinkingly.


To live the life I desire and be the person I want,
I must choose to be...


If you could choose one word to live by this year,
what would it be?


I'm linking up at Anchored in Love Divine
for the Blog Everyday in February Challenge!


  1. I like this word! It doesn't mean that you're not afraid, but that you're facing your fears anyway. Way to go!

    1. I agree!! We can't all be fearless and brave, but we *can* choose to be unshrinking! :) Thanks for stopping by!

  2. FAITHFUL. That is the word I choose for this year. Faithful to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, faithful to the truth and standard of His word, faithful to the convictions He has placed in my heart. Temporary enjoyment or entertainment is not worth the compromise, compared to Who He is and all that I gladly owe Him. "Give me a faithful heart, likeness to Thee..." (words of a favorite hymn of mine)

    1. That is a great word and constant reminder to have, Sarah. :)

  3. I would choose "patience" for my word. I have found myself being less patient that I would like to be, with challenging family situations and high levels of stress. Thank you for helping me to think about this and clarify my thoughts.

    And good luck with your unshrinking! That is a very good goal, and I think the fact you are focusing on it bodes well for your success.

    1. If my little post was able to help you clarify your thoughts, then that is the highest reward I could get from my writings. :) 'Patience' is a great trait to focus on, I wish you well in that.

      Thank you- already I have had situations arise where I was able to simply say that word "unshrinking" to myself and it turned my worry and anxious energy into determination and resolve. I hope that continues to be the case! Sometimes we just have to be more intentional. :)

  4. Thank you for posting this as reminder. You're awesome to do this challenge till the end.
    I love the words as written in this, life is challenging but I wont take situation my joy.

    Des, I just wanted to say thank you for the award, looking forward to post the award soon and, I wanted to say thank you for inspiring me for sewing now I am in sewing and design course. That's crazy to see how God directs mylife. Learning to glorify Him with all I have.

    I hope you're doin well. Have a great weekend.

  5. You are so right, life is a challenge, but we can't let it steal our joy. :)

    I look forward to your post! You are most welcome for the award, you certainly deserve it- you never cease to bring a smile to my face! :)

    It makes me SO happy that I was able to be a source of inspiration to you!! Really, that just made my day. :) That is awesome...I hope you enjoy your sewing classes, I can't wait to see where it takes you in the future!
    Many blessings and lots of love, ~Des~


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