Saturday, January 15, 2011

One Word

There’s a lot of talk this time of year about “resolutions”. We make our lists and we resolve to improve our lives in these areas. For some, the list is only a couple of items; for others the list seems endless. It can be overwhelming, and often by February those lists have already been long forgotten in the tangle of daily life.

I have stumbled upon and embraced a new concept recently – an “un-resolution”, if you will. I heard about it from a friend on Facebook first, and then again on a national radio station that I listen to every day. It’s called “My One Word” (click here to go to the website and check it out for yourself).

I realize that not all of my readers are Christians; some of you may not even consider faith to be a part of your life. Don’t let that deter you from thoroughly checking this out (although there’s nothing better, in my opinion, than getting to know our Creator and Savior). The principle of this concept can be used by anyone.

It is going to take some time – a little work – a lot of thinking. Don’t sit down and just pick any old word. Think forward. Think about how you would like to see your life – see yourself – at the end of this year.

I don’t want to give too much more detail here. I really want you to go to the website, read through and follow the instructions.

And then…come back here, share your word in the comments section and how/why you came to choose that word. If you have a scripture verse/quote that goes along with it, please share that as well.

And now, you ask, what is MY word? My word is…


I chose this word because it is time for me to truly release the past – all the hurts, all the mistakes, everything. To release it from my own hands, to toss it all up to the heavens and to let God have it all. I realized that I cannot move forward until I have completely let go of the past. I am hindering myself in the work He has for me by clinging to the past. My ultimate goal by the end of this year is to be a free woman -free from the bondage of my past -so that I can live the life that I was meant to live all along for Him.

My scripture verse:

"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
~~Matthew 6:33

Wishing all of you a very happy 2011.  I hope you all find what you are seeking - because we are all seeking - and I pray that by the end of this year (and all throughout) that you will be blessed with the knowing that you are loved.


Nicole said...

What an EXCELLENT word choice. When I read it, I was like - GREAT WORD.

Yes, release is awesome.

Doris said...

Thank you,'s funny, because something tells me that's a good word for you this year, too. ;-)

Melissa said...

What a GREAT word to choose! I can relate to that choice, too.

Dena Dyer said...

My word is "JOY." I love the concept of choosing a word and not a resolution. In fact, I decided this year to pray for "revolution" and not make resolutions. :)

I like the name of your blog and am glad you've joined THC network. I look forward to getting to know you as you have time to participate!

Ann Kroeker said...

I don't have a word of the year, but I like the idea very much. May you find many moments of release that offer you freedom and peace.

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Ann Kroeker
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