I've never been a New Year's resolutions girl. I just can't bring myself to do it. I think I tried once. And a few months later when I couldn't even remember what my resolutions were --- or where my list was --- I felt like a miserable failure.
And I've never resolutioned again.
But last year I decided to choose one word to focus on. My own personal non-resolution resolution.
No list. No specifics. No goals. Just one word.
And I stayed mindful of it all year.
It helped me make decisions. Take steps. Share my heart. It spurred me on. Challenged me. Inspired me. I loved it and I hated it, but I didn't forget it.
It was just one word.
But it made a huge difference in my year. In my life.
Many of you joined me in the one word challenge. All year, I journeyed with you through your blog posts, twitter statuses, and conversations. I watched as you embraced your word. As you allowed it to lead you through your year. As God used it to mold and shape you.
One simple, powerful word.
It's time to choose a new one for the new year.
I finally settled on mine. It felt like a difficult decision. I had lists of options. All good words. All things I want to be, or live, or do. But ultimately, I needed to choose just one.
And in line with the rest of 2010, I had to risk even in this.
Which, after the year I've had, feels like no small thing.
But I felt like God was drawing me to this word. Like it was less about me choosing it and more about it choosing me.
So I held my breath, shut my welly eyes tight, and committed to it.
Will you consider one-wording it with us this year?
Maybe a solitary word grabs your heart right this moment. Maybe, like me, you need to make a list and then ask Him to guide you from there.
And then let's walk this road together. As a community. As a family.
What do you want to focus on in 2011?
Who do you want to be?
You can do this.
We can do this.
One Word 2011.