Can you believe that it is already almost mid-January?! It seems like time is just flying by….
I wanted to stop and check in! And encourage you to find your WORD (or THEME) of the year, if you have not already!
Why might you want to still participate? Well, we have the choice to speak life or death into our world. Picking a word is like a mantra to be intentional about what we are speaking over ourselves. What if you allow this word to profess over your life for an entire year?! Can you see the potential for growth and transformation with this practice?
What is ONE word that if you professed this year might change your heart? Provide growth and added depth?
Words contain energy, imagery and meaning that our hearts and souls get excited about, and that brings out transformation.
The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who
love it will eat its fruit. Proverbs 18:21
Here are 4 Reasons to Pick a Word of the Year:
1. It brings focus and clarity to your goals
2. It becomes a simple mantra to guide you.
3. It replaces the focus from what is broken to what is possible
4. It is forward thinking.
I encourage you to pray about it and ask God to reveal to you what your ONE word is.
Write a list of all words that are calling out to you. Don’t overthink, just jot down a list of any word that inspires you to give you direction. You can often find ways where certain words might even encompass another word or three on the list. Notice any recurring themes that stand out and let the word find you…
Once you have your ONE word, put it to use. Write it down. Journal, scrapbook, post-it notes. MAKE IT VISIBLE. Keep it at the forefront of your daily life. Find your word (or similar words) in the Bible. Any verses that tie in will help you anchor this word for the year. Create a reading list of books to support your learning and growth. Find quotes and refer to them regularly. And create a vision board! How will it look at the end of the year if you are embracing this word for you?
I would love it if you commented below with your ONE word for the year!
In my next post, I will be sharing more on my word for 2023…
Let’s prepare to embrace our word and seal the year with a prayer:
Heavenly Father, we lean into your Word and seek your heart as we prepare for this new year. Please give us guidance, wisdom, knowledge and understanding around our ONE word and how we need to apply this word in our life in the upcoming year. May our minds and hearts be blessed with what you have to offer in this new year and season and help us apply our word to grow us, strengthen us and draw us closer to you. Speaking love over us, in His Name, AMEN.