Happy New Year! I can’t believe it is 2019. I always love starting a new year. It feels like a clean slate, a blank page, a fresh start. I believe this is a great opportunity to make changes in your life, and paint a beautiful future for yourself.
Many people like making New Year’s resolutions. But on the other hand, most resolutions fizzle out before we make it to February. But there are other people who like to pick a word to get them through the year. They pick one word on something they would like to focus on for the year. And they keep this word in the forefront of their mind each day.
Some example words are: Peace, Strength, Healing, Brave, Love, Jesus, etc.
This is something I have enjoyed doing myself many times. And this year I am choosing to do it again. My word for 2019 is Seek because I would like to Seek the Lord.
I have many distractions in my life that keep me from growing in God as much as I would like. I admit that some of these distractions were put there by myself. So that is one reason why I feel this word will help me in 2019. I hope it will help me to remember to lay aside any unnecessary obstacles that are in my way.
I will also use this word to help me to keep my priorities in order. For example, I want to consistently get up early to read my Bible before heading to work. I believe if I start the day on the right foot each morning, this will bring me closer to God.
So I would like to encourage you to think of one word that you would like to focus on this year. Take some time today to sit quietly with God and ask Him if there is a word that He has in mind for you. Once you come up with a word, you can make sticky notes with the word on it, and put them where you will see them each day. Some great places might be your bathroom mirror, your computer screen, your coffee pot, your steering wheel, etc.
I would love to hear from you, so please share in the comments what word you picked for this year!