New Years Resolution? Nah. No thanks.
But, what about a New Year focus?
I came across something quite interesting recently that has given me a different perspective.
I subscribe to a blog called Praise and Coffee, I received an email yesterday entitled “One Word- 2014” (click here to read the whole article). Basically you choose “one word” to focus on this year. Instead of trying to change, or add or do… you pick a focus. I like that. Something positive to focus on, instead of guilt and disappointment when a resolution has not been made or fulfilled.
This year, as I have been pondering which word God wants me to focus on (He knows me better and knows which areas I am lacking focus better than I do). I have been hearing and seeing the word “faithful” a lot. Now, honestly, I have no idea what this means. I do know that it has been showing up in my life for a reason. I don’t know exactly which area or facet of “faithful” I am to focus on but I am going to keep it and pray about what this means or looks like in my life.
“A faithful person will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.” Proverb 28:20
There is something else that I would really like to try to focus on because I have noticed that I have been really struggling with it lately (or, my whole life?). This year, I am really really going to focus on growing in “contentment“. It is simple…
“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have.” Hebrews 13:5
Ugh. Why is this so hard?! But, hopefully, as I dig into what it means and looks like to be content, God will help me to put on an attitude of contentment and in 2014, I can reflect back at the year and see all of the ways in which I have grown in this area. That, will be awesome. *Yes, I love run on sentences!*
So, What is one word that you are going to focus on this year??