Basically, I begin praying in November for God to give me a word that will direct my life, and mold me to be closer to His image the following year. Each year, my words are spot on. Typically, it makes no sense when He first sends it to me. However, by the end of the year, it has helped me in ways that could only be of Him. He uses this one word to inspire and guide me throughout the year.
My one word for last year was Intentional. It really served as a reminder to be conscious in so many areas of my life. God used this word in a big way to draw me closer to him and grow my relationship with him. He also helped me to be more intentional about the words that I used in many situations in my life.
I have a challenge for each of you reading this:
- Begin praying for God to send your “one word”
- Once you get it, write it on something (paper, rock, paint it, etc.)
- Post it on social media. (This will give you a reminder and accountability)
It is not always easy to hear what that word is. Often, I want to decide for myself. Don’t despair! When you have the one word for the year, you will know because you will have a peace around it.
Here are two wonderful websites that might encourage and help you:
I may possibly have my word for 2016 but am continuing to pray over this. Good luck, and I can’t wait to hear what word God gives you and how He uses it in your life in 2016!