Why would you want to choose a “word” for the whole year? If you’re like me you get excited about something and your mind spins out of control. Your thoughts are similar to a racket ball on a fresh court pinging off of each wall while you stand in the middle trying to determine where exactly the thought is and what’s next and what does it all mean. I only know that because the one and only time I played racketball was exactly like that. I hit the ball once and stood there for 20 minutes hearing the ball hit the wall but totally unsure of where it might be and when I would ever be able to touch it again.
When your thoughts are doing that it is difficult to focus. You get ideas great ideas but because you have no reference point you don’t know what to do with them and so they bounce from wall to wall until they eventually peter out out and they are forgotten and to me there is nothing worse than a forgotten idea. What if that was the million dollar idea and you just wasted it? Not cool… not cool at all!
Focus is good. So how many years in a row have you told yourself things are going to be different this year? How many resolutions have you made and broken? How many goals have you set and not reached? If you’re like me probably far too many. I was always setting myself up for failure until I came across the idea of having a word for the year. I can’t remember exactly where I saw it and honestly I was so overwhelmed at the thought of picking just one word for the entire year but I knew it would help me … so I set out to figure out how to get one. I needed to find a word that would encompass all that I wanted to become, all I wanted to accomplish, and all I needed to be.
Yesterday morning on my facebook live I talked a little about the first step to finding your focus word is reflecting. Think about the last year. Where have you been emotionally, physically, professionally and personally.What path of renewal does God have you on? Breakdown the areas of your life
Professional: employee, supervisor, confidant, what is God doing in those areas. What is He showing you? What is He teaching you? Personal: Mom, wife, evolving woman, friend, daughter, friend finances. What is He doing there? Make a list. Write whatever comes to mind. If He gives it to you more than once, write it more than once. It should definitely take you more than one sitting. Carry a notebook around with you or keep it all on a note in your phone. However you choose to do it, make it easy. Make the list and when you think you’ve covered it all pray for more revelation.
THIS IS STEP 1! Trust that God is at work and let nothing he brings to your remembrance go to waste.
Expect another live in a couple days with lesson 2.