As I've been enjoying catching up on my blog reading lately, I've noticed a trend that many people are choosing a word to describe what they wish to achieve or focus on during the year. I remember seeing this last year as well and I loved the idea, but I had one problem. I knew I could never choose just one word for an entire year. I tried this word and that word and nothing seemed to fit. I'll love this word today and then I'll love another word tomorrow. I'm not fickle, but I guess I am with words. :)
I love words too much to choose just one.
And then, just today, it hit me.
My word will be GOD'S word. For me, it begins and ends with God and no matter what I'm dealing with or what the day may bring, it always comes back around to Him. If I focus on God, I'm good, and I'm going to try harder to do that this year. In the daily hustle and bustle that is life, I tend to put time with Him on the back burner sometimes. Ouch. That hurt. I begin each day with my devotional and I pray a lot, but I still feel as if I could draw closer. I fall woefully short each and every day of being a good and faithful servant and I want to quit being so obstinate. Its going to be an uphill climb, but Mathew 19:26 says,
"But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible"
He'll keep me focused and balanced more than any other word that I can think of if I just keep my eyes on Him.
And that obstinate thing. I'm pretty good at it so this is not going to be easy, but He didn't promise easy, did He? :)