Last year, I joined the bandwagon and designated a Word of the Year to help guide my thoughts and actions in 2012. Little did I know how one word would change my life …
My word for 2012 was “available” and some of my goals were to reach out to others, offering them my undivided time and attention; to embrace and be grateful for each moment with the ones I love; and to look for more opportunities to serve and minister to others. God had some BIG ideas for how I would make myself available in 2012.
1. He called me to quit my full-time job as a public relations director so I would be more available to my family and this blog ministry.
2. He called me to join the Air National Guard, so I would be available to serve my country once again.
3. He called me to take the reigns as praise and worship leader at my church, so I would be more available to use the gifts he gave me to serve others.
4. He called me to step out and travel more with a local singing group, so I would be available to stretch and grow and move out of my comfort zone.
Needless to say, my Word of the Year had a HUGE impact on my life!
This year, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what my 2013 Word of the Year should be and I’ve decided on …
This year, I want to build others up, not tear them down with gossip or critical words.
I want to build my physical strength, so I can pass my military physical fitness test with flying colors (pray for me)!
I want to build more self-discipline into my life. Hello early-morning wake-up calls and fitness and nutrition changes.
I literally want to learn to build more stuff. I have a long list of home improvement projects to tackle this year. Of course, you will get a front-row ticket to the good, the bad and the ugly of it all here on LROL.
Now, let me ask … do you have a Word of the Year for 2013? If so, I would love for you to share it in the comments section. If not, I would encourage you to get one. It can change your life!