My friend Alece over at Grit and Glory (she was one of the Godly Gals here in Mel’s World in 2010) has an incredible blog and amazing heart for God. I was visiting with another one of our Godly Gals, Tracee Persiko, today and saw her post on ONE Word.
I gotta be honest with you…I really struggled with this. I knew after reading Tracee’s post that I wanted to claim ONE WORD for myself this year, but what word?
Seriously…this is not an easy thing for me, I am a super “wordy” chick (just ask my husband) and picking ONE Word is extremely difficult for me.
What would that word be?
I knew I couldn’t pick the very first word that came to my mind…that would be too easy, as a default I live, love and breathe Romans 12:2, so it would be something like “transformed” or “renewed” which are great words, but…are they THE ONE WORD that God has for me this year?
So I broke out a little piece of paper and started to pray.
I wrote words that I thought would be a good word for me this year.
I went outside to pray about it, read my Bible, read devotionals, and see what other words would come to my heart.
All morning long I thought about it, prayed about it and as you can see from my note sheet I had a lot of words (that is so not surprising) but there were THREE that really encapsulated what I felt God leading for me this next year.
Ultimately I knew in my heart that the ONE WORD for me this next year is
– my plans
– my life
– my will
– ALL of ME for His Glory!
Is it going to be easy…nope, not at all.
It goes against my type A control issues, but I am learning, slowly but surely, that my way is never better than His.
So, I’m headed out on this new adventure of SURRENDER this year.
I would totally love to hear what ONE WORD you’ve chosen for this year!