Every year people make New Year’s resolutions. They’re going to get in shape, lose weight, join a gym, eat better, drink less, read more, the lists of changes go on and on. Most of those resolutions fall flat within days or weeks. Some turn out to be too hard, and others just get lost in the day to day stresses of life.
I’ve been one of those people. Every year. Year after year.
This year I decided to try something different. I prayed. I prayed for guidance for the year ahead. I prayed for an open heart, and I prayed for understanding.
The word Faith popped into my head, and tugged at me for days. What I really wanted in this new year was Faith. Faith in the LORD, in His word, and in my place in His plan.
I’d heard in passing people mention focusing on an intention instead of resolutions. They’d pick a single word and focus on it for the entire year. So I did too. I threw away my list (and I love lists), and wrote down the single word.
My One Word, my own personal target for this year is Faith. I will focus on that word in every way the LORD leads me. I pray about it, I read about it, I apply it to my life. This isn’t a quick fix, this is a long term plan of action. A way to fix one important part of me at a time. This isn’t self help, this is opening myself up and focusing on one thing so the LORD can guide me where I’m meant to be in his plan.
If you’re interested in learning more about this One Word revolution, check out: myoneword.org
Have A Blessed Day,