1.a unit of language, consisting of one or more spoken sounds or their written representation, that functions as a principal carrier of meaning.
There is power in the spoken word....words can be good or bad, positive or negative, helpful or hurtful...what we say and how we say it is as important as the interpretation of what we said. There is power in the written word. They can tell a story, convince us to take a stand, or provide us with instruction...today's post is about a word, just one word.
I have found myself feeling somewhat scattered the past year...it seems that my lists are simply too long... I have so much that should or could get done, so many deadlines and wish lists that I felt nothing was actually getting accomplished. As I started the new year I wondered what it would bring, what God wanted from me, how could I help my kids, what needed to happen at work or in my volunteer life....what about my friends and relationships?
The more thought I gave it, the more I wondered how I could get it all done.
As I was praying about this, the word 'nothing' kept coming to mind. I never make resolutions but pick one word each year in hopes of clarifying what I want to accomplish. Maybe that should be my word for the year? Nothing, hmm nothing....even though I understood what it might meant to me, it did not seem like a positive word to spend a full year focusing on...and it hit me...focus...FOCUS...I need to spend this year focusing on God or I will not accomplish any of the rather large challenges I have this year. I can do nothing without Him who strengthens me....therefore I need to spend more time focusing on Him.
So that is my word, focus. It has already been helpful...a few of us here at House of James have words that we have chosen this year such as focus, challenge & steadfast...we look forward to witnessing the power of 'one word'
|My One Word|
Perhaps you would like to pick a word this year...we would love to have you share what that word is and possibly why you chose it :)