For many years, I’ve chosen a single word….My One Word…..to use during the year. Some people look at One Word as an abbreviated resolution. Others like this as single idea to focus on. I’m a to-do list maker, so I write out my resolutions…with some success…but I love the simple concept of One Word to remind me of my focus. I do both. (I probably should use the word “simplify” some day.)
And I should clarify. I don’t choose the word. It’s given to me. Usually in early December I start to consider what word stands out in my thoughts. Then I pray about my musings. This year I struggled with God about the word He chose for me.
ME: “What? WAIT is to be my word? Did I understand You correctly? But WAIT is so passive. WAIT doesn’t move me forward. WAIT isn’t exciting.”
But then He showed me my verse. It turns out the chosen Scripture is one of my favorites.
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. ~~Isaiah 40:31 (KJV)
WAIT is a good word for me this year.
I will be still and WAIT to hear our Savior’s voice.
I will WAIT with patience as God prepares our hearts for this year.
I will WAIT in trust as our Lord reveals his perfect plans for us.
I will WAIT without fear as He leads us through 2022.
Have you heard of One Word? Do you use the One Word concept? What is your One Word?
I pray your year is filled with blessings.
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