Happy New Year!
Last year I heard about a new idea, well, it was a new idea for me. I have a feeling the concept has been around for a while, taking its sweet time floating my way. I'd like to share the idea with you.
Making a New Year's resolution is easy. We all have an area of our life we'd like to change, improve, or downright delete. Unfortunately, those resolutions rarely endure past February. We try. Fail. Try again. Fail. Eventually we quit and perhaps consider trying again next year.
The new idea is this: choose one word to be your theme for the year. Post the word in a prominent place. Use this word as your goal word for the year.
For example: If I chose "trust" I might see my goal as learning to trust others or I might see my goal as wanting others to trust me. So each day I would pray that God would help me grow in this area.
This concept "trust" needs to saturate every part of your day and night. During the day, I might say I need to trust God to get me to work on time, to help me do my best, to let my spouse complete a task without reminders/nagging, to still love me even when I sin, etc. During the night, I might say I need to trust God to protect my children, my home, etc.
For this reason, choose wisely. Pray about your one word choice for this year. The goal is not to "succeed" but to improve that area of your life . . . mistakes ARE allowed!
Here are a few idea words for you to choose from. This is not an all-inclusive list. You may think of a word not listed here. As I mentioned above, each word can have many definitions. The word you choose will have the definition you need.
Are you ready to give the One Word Challenge a try? It will be a lot easier than try to do than the resolutions we continually attempt.
And just for you!
For this week, the ending of 2013 and the beginning of 2014, I am having a book giveaway from my stash of fabulous author books. I have a stack of about fifteen books and would love to share with you. (Books by Terri Blackstock, Julie Lessman, Frank Peretti, Ted Dekker, Beverly Lewis, Tracie Peterson, Rachel Hauck, Anita Higman, Dan Walsh/Gary Smally, Kathy Herman--and more)
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Two winners will be chosen from all the commenters this week. Winners will be able to choose one book from my great author's stash and announced Friday on my Facebook page: Mary.Vee.Writer
May the Lord greatly bless you in this coming year.
May the trial be manageable,
and the joys a pinnacle experience.