Let me begin with a big, giant HAPPY NEW YEAR!
So, a bunch of us “blogger-types” have been blogging this week about our ONE word for 2013. Rather than making resolutions (that I never, ever keep) I’ve decided to jump on this bandwagon because I love the idea.
One word that focuses my year. One word that drives me. One word that defines my thinking, my prayer life, my worship, and my daily tasks. My one word for 2013 is–
It’s a command. It’s a challenge. It’s exciting. It’s hopeful.
I blogged recently about commitment being one of the life lessons I want my sons to learn and ever since that post, this word keeps nagging my brain. Some of you may look at this word, take it at face value and think, “okay, she’s going to commit to writing. Or Bible study. Or a new task…or something.”
But actually, this word means a whole lot more to me this year.
I have a nasty habit of living my life for tomorrow. I’m always thinking about what’s ahead, always looking down the road to the next step or stage of my life, always worrying about how to get there, how to make it great, and how to enjoy it. So much so that I’m missing the NOW.
So in 2013, I’m committing to NOW.
I’m committing to the moments of NOW– each one precious, each one filled with a messy house, pregnancy symptoms, moments of laughter, joy, my sons, my husband, my family, the addition that will soon arrive in our family, writing, laughing, loving, reading, studying, BEING.
I’m committing to these moments.
2012 was a scant year for writing for me, so I’m committing wholeheartedly to that, too. I’m committing to finding God in each part of my life, in every moment that He has ordained.
I think this word for 2013 will help me focus on all aspects of my life; where commitment needs to be stronger, where my commitments need to change my priorities, and how committing to the moment will change me.
I’m committing to being the woman God has created me to be, and I’m going to let that influence every aspect of my life.
I’m excited about this word!!
Share with me: What’s your one word for 2013?