New year . . .
Turning another calendar page. Time to think about the new year ahead. Time to for that list of “things to do/things to accomplish in 2014,” time to speak them out loud or write them down.
After years and years of making such lists . . . and years and years of breaking such lists, I finally decided it was time to put that whole idea aside.
So last year a few girl friends challenged me to join them in doing something different. Instead of making those lists that very rarely turned out like we had expected or imagined, we chose a word to focus on each day of the year. It was to be a word that would reflect what I wanted to see in myself. My word was intentional.
So this year, when it came to time to put 2013 to rest and the conversations naturally turned toward making resolutions [goals] for 2014, I intentionally began to listen my 2014 word – that specific, little word that would have big impact on my life. Not just for this year, but for all the years to come. As December came to an end, a friend shared this blog posting with me a couple of days ago . . . affirmation to me to put away the resolutions idea!
One Word 365 is a community and a movement. It’s about forgetting resolutions and scrapping your list of goals that you’ll forget by next week – or be overwhelmed by in the same time frame. One Word 365 says:
Choose just one word. One word that sums up who you want to be or how you want to live. One word that you can focus on every day, all year long.
It will take intentionality and commitment, but if you let it, your one word will shape not only your year, but also you. It will become the compass that directs your decisions and guides your steps.
Discover the big impact one word can make.
One word. 365 days. A changed life.
And so . . . my word is RENEW. Each and every day . . . Renew.
renew: to make new; to renovate; to transform; to change from natural enmity to the love of God and his law; to implant holy affections in the heart; to regenerate – KJV Dictionary.
Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.