It’s here at last. We get to share our words!!
Last year was my first year doing the One Word challenge in place of a New Year’s resolution. Many of you read my One Word blog post last week and have been praying about your word for the year. I can’t wait to hear what God gave you. If you are just now joining us, you can also go to http://www.myoneword.org to read more.
For me, if I look back over the past few years in my journals, I see and recall themes and seasons, even before I ever heard of picking one word. Like I said, my word for last year was steps.
The year before that would’ve been courage. That was a year of facing my fears to share my story and to speak to large groups of women. It was a year of so many scary firsts, it had to have been courage.
The year before that was wait. There was a lot of God saying, “Wait. Not yet. Be still and know that I am God.”
The year before that was the year my grandma was still living with Alzheimer’s. I think my word that year would’ve been contentment. It was a challenge to find contentment in those mundane, sometimes stressful moments. Looking back I see that God did give me contentment and peace, and those moments with my grandma I’ll always treasure.
Hind sight’s 20/20. It’s easier to pick the word in retrospect. Picking a character changing word to move forward with God is much harder. It takes an inward look at the areas that may need work, and zoning in on just one.
MY ONE WORD for 2012 is GO! It’s a little word packed full of punch. It may seem simple and similar to steps to you, but for me it means so much more.
With this word, I feel like I’m being given a green light from God. To me it says, “move, say yes and do what God says do right then, have courage, persevere, set goals and achieve them.” See? I told you. This is character changing for me because sometimes fear speaks making it difficult to set goals and have the courage to persevere through. So GO, as small as it seems, is actually the biggest, most life-changing word I could think of.
When Jesus healed people during His ministry on earth, he would often say, “Now go in peace, your faith has healed you.” So when I think of that word, it reminds me to trust God. It hinges on the words “faith, peace and healing.”
Ok, that’s mine. Now it’s your turn, and I’m beside myself with anticipation! So, what’s your ONE WORD and how did you get to it, or why did you choose it?