The BE Project – In a world where you can be anything…. What will you be?
Meet Wendy – her word for the 2023 BE Project is Joy
What word did you choose and why?
In July, I lost my dad unexpectedly. I’ve watched my mom decline during covid and now that I’ve lost my dad. That’s been hard because she is the strongest woman I know. I think Joy & Happiness are two very different things. The Bible is very clear “the joy of the Lord is our strength”. Right now I have moments of happiness… but I feel like I need to not focus on being happy, I need to focus on “the joy of the Lord is my strength”. Even though I may not feel happy, I still have Joy.
I’m working on this by making quiet time more of a habit. I work hard to focus on the good stuff. My husband does a great job of reminding me that the world isn’t falling apart. He’s good at reigning me back in and helping me keep things in perspective.
If you could go back and talk to a younger version of you – what would you tell her?
I would tell her that there is always something worth fighting for.