Wednesday, January 19, 2011

as iron sharpens iron.

Wednesday nights are my new favorite. Before today, Wednesdays were hump days  that let me know the week was halfway over and the weekend was only two days away. Not anymore, though. All of my Wednesday nights from now until May are going to serve one specific purpose: accountability. Nitty, gritty, get-in-your-business, tell-the-whole-truth-and-nothing-but-the-truth-so-help-me-God accountability. And the best part about it is that I get to dive into all this madness with my Cait Cait.

We've been talking about starting something like this up for several months, but never really had the time to get it going. Welp, lack of time is no longer an option; we picked a day, and we're going to stick by it for the next three months. I've always been a firm believer in making time for the things most important to you, and now I get to practice what I preach. Accountability is so important, and I can't think of a better way to go into the homestretch of this season of engagement in my life.

Side note [of great importance]: I have been blessed with the most amazing friends on the planet. I'll argue anyone to the death on that. That's why it made having a small wedding party impossible. Narrowing it down to eleven girls was one of the toughest things I've ever had to do, I keeeeed you not.

I can't wait to dig deeper into the Word with one of my best friends. I can't wait to watch her develop her wings and take off in her journey to change her world. I can't wait to feel the fire in my belly as I prepare to make changes for the better in my own life. I can't wait to make a best friend an even better friend along the way [if that's even possible]. I can't wait to hear words that sharpen my character. I can't wait to do life with Caitlin for the next three months, even more so than I already do.

"Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”
-Hebrews 10:24

"Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing."
-1 Thessalonians 5:11

I want to build up, not tear down. I want to spur the people in my life towards love and good deeds. I want to love everyone I meet, regardless of their past. I want people to look at me and immediately think to themselves, "There's something different about that girl." I want to be a constant source of encouragement. I want to be a shoulder to lean on. I want to be able to spout out scripture during every situation I face. I want to be a great listener, yet still know when to speak the truth in love.

1 comment:

  1. My most precious Anna,

    Yet again, you have succeeded in making me cry/overwhelmed with joy/overwhelmed with love--but most of all, you literally don't understand just HOW MUCH your loving words mean to me. I can't even express it to, my dear, are my angel as i've always told you, and i can not even begin to imagine where i would be if the Lord had not placed you in my life...


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