Now, a hopeful story. Every year I hear about someone who particularly excelled with their word. This past year, one of our participants chose the word RESOLVE. She said she chose this word because she wanted to “tie up loose ends” in her life. She wanted her home, financial, work and personal life to become more organized and secure and to take the steps that would accomplish this. Little did she know that big changes were about to occur in her work and home life. Two of those changes included a new boss and evolving work role. These changes caused her to “dive in”, as she said, and assume new leadership roles. During a recent FaceTime conversation she said to me, “It’s official! I have become my Word!” I said, “Do tell?” She was smiling.
It turns out that her boss sent her a bottle of wine for Christmas and the label read “Resolute”.
In a note, her boss said he chose the wine for her because it aptly described who she had become. She said to me, “I am my Word! It’s so nice when momentum is recognized!”
Amen and Amen. Embodying our word to the point that others recognize it in us (without even knowing that was essentially our Word of the Year) is noteworthy.
Listen, for 2019, I hope your chosen word is one that will comfort, guide, aid, inspire and direct you toward the highest good that you are seeking. I hope that the mere utterance of your word will bring reassurance that you are moving forward with all of your God-given desires and talents. I wish you all of that and more, and maybe, just maybe, someone will recognize your word in you!
My word for 2019 is TRUST. Yes, I want to trust the people, places and things that are worthy of trusting. Most of all, I want to continue to trust God.
NOW...we are all excited to hear about your words! Before midnight tonight if you can (or tomorrow), please list your word and a bit about why you chose it in the comments section below. This way we can all share and enjoy our words together!
May God richly bless and comfort you in the year ahead.
(Written by Jane Hart, Copyright 2018)