Sunday, January 12, 2014

My Word for 2014

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? :)


16 comments:

M.E. Masterson said...

I love your choice. I too, have seen a lot of these kinds of blogs and am like you could not just choose one. But yours is fabulous not only is it God's but there are a lot of them!
Genius on your part to think of this!

Denise :) said...

We used that very Scripture in SS class this morning. It's a *good* Word! I think you've chosen a great focal word for 2014 -- more of Him, less of me! :)

Norece said...

I agree.....

Deborah said...

I think you chose the perfect "word". God bless you in 2014.

Alycia said...

Good choice ;-)

Lee said...

No, He definitely did not promise easy. He said we would have trials and the deceiver will try everything to keep us from the true Word. I love your choice! It does begin and end with the Lord.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the encouraging word today... it's always going to be good if God is in it. I've been trying to think of a word ... and this my be it ... it certainly is all encompassing!
Denise in Saskatchewan,Canada

Doniene said...

What we should all aspire to!!

Blessings

agent713 said...

Great choice! I'm realizing that to achieve my word, which is "balance," I need to spend more time in his word as well.

Judith Blinkenberg said...

I am with you on this! I have always wanted to speak out on my faith but felt maybe I shouldn't. I am glad you are and you have nice comments. Thank you for showing me tha Gods Word is for any blog.

Dar said...

Amen to your word for the year. That is the best word I've read and all other words (focus, patience, simplify, Finish, etc.) that I've read on many blogs are made possible by focusing on and listening to the word of God. God Bless you and your famiily in 2014.

Gwynette in NW Arkansas said...

I also have been reading about picking a word, but ONE word is not easy. My phrase/prayer this year is "Change ME, God". I have enough faults to keep him busy!!! LOL...

Michigan Gal said...

Great post! This is a good reminder that no matter what our focus seems to be for the year (minute, day, month) we need to offer it up to Christ to turn it into glory for Him and good for us.

Staci said...

I love your choice! It really is the best possible choice, isn't it?

laverne said...

great post

M. E. Stephens said...

I wouldn't want to try to pick one word either. I think you hit on the best one possible: God's Word! Stick with that and you'll learn whatever it is He wants you to learn this year! :-)

(For some reason I didn't see this post before.)

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