My Word For The Year



I used to do resolutions and by February they were out the door.  Maybe because I am a bit of perfectionist and don’t allow myself grace when I have those days where things just don’t go according to plan.  Can I just say high frustration?  I love lists and making plans but I have learned over the years that they need to be realistic for where I am in my life journey.  I began asking God in prayer how to handle this.  I thought maybe I have a focus verse for the year.  Then I discovered I am not the only one who struggles with resolutions and many were focusing on one word.  Now that I could do.  I have been amazed the last two years how God has worked in my life.  Sometimes I discover a verse to go with my word and sometime not.  But God never ceases to amaze me in how He makes that word an adventure.

This year I did not like the word that kept coming up in my heart, prayers, devotions, etc.  In fact I thought I am not going to do a word this year.  I am not going to do anything.  Does that tell you how much I didn’t like the word God had placed on my heart.  It was a fight and I mean kicking and screaming fight for the past two weeks with not wanting to take hold of this word and see what God has in mind.  Needless to say in the end I have come to accept it and maybe I will like it by the end of the year.  My word is discipline.  Now let me just say I am a fairly disciplined person in much of my life.  But lately there have been some places where I have lacked that discipline and that is where God is beginning.  While I know it is needed and I will be better off for spending a year with this word, I find myself thinking how much discipline do I need?  I am not sure where God is leading yet, but He has already opened my eyes to the fact, I tend to let things I don’t want to do go undisciplined.  OUCH!!!! So my word and I have been trying to become friends and I am allowing God to work as He always does, but not without a bit of a fuss.  But I also know I am a work in progress and I did ask God to open my eyes to where He wants me to grow in this year.

What do you do my friends?  I would be curious to know.  Until next time, be blessed and have a great day.

Living in the moments of today,



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