Sunday, March 3, 2019

2019: My Word of The Year

I'm a big goal setter.  For the last few years I have heard lots of people picking a word for the year.  It didn't really interest me until last year.  I picked a word to focus on for the year and I told no one.  I felt like it was personal and something between me and God.  After a few months of wrestling with a word for this year, I settled on

I've been thinking about this word since November.  I planned my 2019 goals based off of this word.

Intentional means:  Done on purpose, deliberate

In January I did a 31 day minimalist challenge.  Basically, I got rid of a lot of junk from my house.  As we finished up the challenge  the question was asked, What's next?  What did you learn this month?  I came back to my word!  I'm going to be intentional about what I bring into our house.  I want to use the resources God has given us wisely.

That's what January looked like, I'm not sure what the rest of the year will hold.  I think I will be saying no to a lot more things.   I plan to invest a lot more time into people and relationships.  As I was praying over this word God gave me this verse:

Proverbs 19:21
Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails.  

I'm excited and a little scared to see what the Lord's plans are this year.   What about you?  Do you set some goals?  Did you pick a word for the year?  I love to hear what others are learning and encourage them to meet their goals!

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 10:31