I Want to be Present | Meekly Loving by Sydney Meek

I Want to be Present

I Want to be Present | Meekly Loving by Sydney Meek
Photo by: Heidi Elyse Photography

Happy New Year!!! I hope y’all had a fun and safe New Year celebration, and that you’re ready to take on 2019 by storm. The transition from one year to the next always makes me feel so refreshed; like I’m turning the page into a new chapter of my life. It’s encouraging for me to look back on the previous year and see what trials and blessings God has brought me through, then come up with ways to sharpen myself in the upcoming year.

Something I realized I need to work on is not wishing away the present — or hoping the future would come quicker. Throughout 2017, I was so excited and ready to graduate college and be done with school forever (or at least for now, who knows what the future looks like). Then in 2018, I couldn’t wait for my husband to be done with school so that we could finally be a “normal” couple with 9-5 schedules, evenings off, and no homework or studying to burden us.

Even in the past few months, I’ve still continued to catch myself longing for our “next step”, whatever that may be — whether graduating, traveling, packing up and moving, or having a baby. I realized that I’m constantly blinding and robbing myself of the precious time I have now.

“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” – Psalm 118:24

My word for 2019 is PRESENT.

I want to really enjoy where God has me right now, in my current state, rather than constantly longing for the future.

I want to be on my phone less.
I want to fully invest in my marriage.
I want to strengthen my walk with Jesus.
I want to learn new things on our upcoming travels.
I want to grow in every way I can during this pregnancy.
I want to make the next place we live feel like our new “home.”
I want to soak up every minute with our sweet baby this summer.
I want to act on things immediately, instead of waiting for the perfect moment.
I want to be delighted with the time God has given me today, because I’ll never get it back.


Do you have a word or resolution for 2019? Let me know in the comments! ☺

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  1. Great word choice for 2019. Happy new year to you!

    1. Thank you, Sarah. I hope you have a great 2019!

  2. That is such a great word and such a great goal. Hope you have a great year.

    1. Thanks so much, Heather. Happy New Year to you!

  3. Great post Sydney!!

  4. My word is GROWTH. God seems to almost daily be giving me insight and vision into ways that I can grow to please Him, and I blog about it in my home blog Grandma Mary Martha, and my collaborative blog, Telling Hearts.

    Your goals to be present dear sister, are worthy and wonderful! May you be blessed in your journey.

    1. Tammy, I love that! Growth was another word I was praying about this year. Thanks so much for reading, and I hope you have a great start to your New Year! 🙂

  5. I love hearing other people’s word choices! This is a great one! One of my goals actually is t make my house feel like a home as well.

    1. Love it! That’s definitely something that takes patience and dedication. Thanks for reading, Emily! 🙂

  6. Absolutely love it. Great stuff. Sounds very familiar to me. I need to be present. Thank you!

  7. Awesome word! That has been mine for 2018. This year is impossible! God is leading me to the impossible, so that only God can accomplish it through me!

    1. I absolutely love that! Thanks so much for reading. I hope you have a great start to 2019! 🙂

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