For any of you who put your word in the comment section, I sent you a jpg with your word for you to print out. If you did not receive one, and would like a jpg, put your word in the comment section and I will tailor one special for you, too. :) (Be sure to include your email addy)
Here is my one word:
Here is how I will use this one word:
(and this is also how using one-word differs from a New Year resolution)
For example, the first day I happened to be driving. Now I can be as wild of a driver as anyone, neglecting speed limits, sailing around cars if I am in a hurry, and thinking of my own goal of getting to where I am going.
As I sat behind the wheel, God brought to mind this word. Ah hah. The first moment to apply devotion. Okay, God. I will be devoted to being a Christ-like example while driving this trip. I checked the speedometer and adjusted my speed. Came to complete stops, and you know the rest.
I must admit, when I arrived at my destination, I felt pretty good in my heart.
I made a short list of ways I can work on devotion (this is off the top of my head and therefore in no order)
Devoted to being a good mom
Devoted to being a good wife
Devoted to cleaning my house
Devoted to spending a daily personal time with God
Devoted to writing quality posts on this site
Devoted to writing/editing my manuscripts the best they can be
Devoted to completing one new manuscript this year
Devoted to having every post done on time
Devoted to learning more about the writing craft
It took only seconds to make this list. The more I listed, the more I thought of to add to my list.
So, now it is your turn.
Consider the one word you chose. Your homework: make a list of ways this word can be morphed into every area of your life.
Remember the purpose of the one-word is to bring growth to your life. MISTAKES ARE ALLOWED. So contrary to the resolution. God is more than happy to work with you in this area all year long. Be persistent. If you make a mistake….try again.
Name some ways your word can be used in random situations (like my list above). Your suggestion could help someone else, so please comment.