“It becomes a filter, a diving board, a prod.”
Last year, we entered into 2011 laying down New Year’s Resolutions and deciding on ONE WORD to live from. I have practiced this for years now and it’s been one of the most powerful ways for me to stay focused, get challenged and expand into the purposes of God. I remember the year I chose “light” (as in “not heavy”). There’s been a “confidence” year. Last year, my word was “roar.”
Here’s why I love the “one word” practice:
- Having a one word is deeply personal.
- It requires listening to the One who knows us and wants the best for us.
- It’s easy to remember.
- It becomes a filter, a diving board, a prod.
- It’s measurable. (Did I ____ this year?)
Here are some of our contributors reflecting on their One Word 2011:
-Ashley Mandanici: Repair
-Helen Burns: Rise
-Kelley Johnson-Nikondeha: Delve
-Musu Taylor-Lewis: Rest
-Shelagh Hardern: Fulfillment
-Tina Francis: Leap
-Vera Raposo: Open
“One word that will serve as a compass for your actions, decisions, and priorities. All year long.”
What’s your one word for this year?
Please write your “one word” in the comments. Also, let’s join @gritandglory’s Twitter conversation with the hashtag #oneword365.