Thursday, January 22, 2015

A Word for the Year

I decided to pick a "word for the year". A word that I can remind myself of daily...a word that encourages me. So, after thinking/praying long and hard, I landed on this...

Intentional

The definition of intentional goes a little like this...done on purpose; deliberate. That is how I want to live every aspect of my life, with purpose.

I want to meet life with intentionality. I don't want to sit back and let life happen but LIVE it...to the fullest! I want to treat each day as the gift that it is and enjoy every moment no matter how big or small. 

"...I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." 
John 10:10

I want to love myself and others deliberately. I want to extend love, grace, patience and compassion to myself, my husband and all those around me at all times...I want to purposefully and mindfully extend these qualities. I want to be intentional about the way I love. 

"Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love." Ephesians 4:2

Which brings me to the most important and the only way I can accomplish any of this...I want to be more intentional with my relationship with Christ. I do not want to do any of this on my own, try to "fix" myself or accomplish any of this by lonesome...it is impossible. I have to and want to walk with Him and be intentional in that daily walk with my Savior. I want to soak in all He has to teach me. I have a lot more learning and growing to do. I have to be purposeful about my relationship with Him, I want to be deliberate about spending time in His Word and in prayer, that way He can work in me and use me to the fullest.

"Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long." Psalm 25:5

I want to LIVE with purpose (every inch of it), I want to be intentional.

Will I be perfect?? Of course not. I am sure I will screw up many, many times :) What I wrote above can seem daunting and hard to accomplish, I get it. But I know with God and his guidance, I can improve and grow in so many ways.

Reminding myself each day to be intentional, to live life with a purpose...will be a continued encouragement for me this year and I hope for many years to come.   

What are some of your hopes this year? How can I encourage you?? 

 Linking up with Annie, Natalie and Joey.

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3 comments:

  1. I love your word for the year. It's poetic and perfect. Cheers to a year of intention!

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  2. My word for the year was/is intentional as well. Love it!

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  3. We just did this at church! So great! My word was/is forward.

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