My Word for the Year…

Every year, many people across the globe choose a word to focus on for that year.  I have done this now for a couple of years in a row, and it is beneficial.  Instead of focusing on a lot of New Year’s resolutions that I won’t meet anyway, a word let’s you focus on one aspect to change your heart, your mind, and how you think and in the process allows you to become a better person.

Choose just one word.

One word you can focus on every day, all year-long… One word that sums up who you want to be or how you want to live.

It will take intentionality and commitment, but if you let it, your one word will shape not only your year, but also you. It will become the compass that directs your decisions and guides your steps.

Discover the big impact one word can make.

One word. 365 days. A changed life. 

For 2014, my word was “abundance“.

And for good reason – I had a poor spirit.

Abundance comes in so many forms – but mainly it is an attitude.  Ever notice how often poor people, who have very little, can feel so blessed and happy because they see the little that they have as being abundance?  Or how rich people, who have everything, seem to whine and complain because they never have enough?  My word for 2015.

I have learnt – no, I am still learning, that abundance is a mindset, and is a lot more about how you view life and a lot less about how much money you have in your bank account.

For 2015, my word was “trust“.

It’s never a question of whether One Word works.  It’s whether you will put One Word into action in your life.  If you discover and live your word, it works every single time, because there is a word meant for you, and it is meant to change your life in a positive way.  Reference here.

Trust is not blind reliance on everyone or everything, but rather a posture toward people and life that assumes good can come from, and may be infused in, all things.  It assumes that life is a benevolent and mysterious teacher, and that there isn’t a person, a circumstance, or even death itself that can diminish the goodness available to us when we open to it.

The thing that I really learnt in 2015 for my word being trust is that I can make a decision to trust God no matter how I feel.  I trust despite my feelings – I don’t need to wait for my feelings to line up and then decided to trust God.  God is greater than my feelings, and I can trust Him no matter what.

For 2016, my word is… intimacy.

For 2017, my word is …  Faithful, because this is the kind of wife I want to be.  Faithful to my husband in thought, and word and deed.

For 2018, my word is… wait.