Last year, my mom introduced me to the YouVersion app and some of the reading/devotional plans offered. The one reading plan that stood out the most was a 4 day reading plan entitled One Word That Will Change Your Life. If ALL of me, which is composed of being a single mom, dateless in Dallas, living on a self-imposed budget, can have her entire essence of existence changed with one word, then honey this was what I needed!
The goal of this particular devotional is to have one word, for the entire year, that you live out. This one word is to allow one to focus on God’s intent for his/her life through that one word. As I worked through the 4 day devotional, I prayed, asking God what my word should be. For the 2015 year, my word was Finish.
So often, I found myself feeling cluttered, anxious, overwhelmed and down right exhausted. I felt as though I was getting nowhere in my life, agonizing over where I thought my life should be versus where it actually was. After reading this devotional, I realized there were so many things I would start but leave unfinished; hence, I had no closure (i.e. DIY projects, thorough closet cleaning, to do lists that never really got done). I don’t know about you, but for me, when I have so many open action items, I get a little antsy. I begin to feel as if everything is falling out of whack and needs to be placed back into some semblance of order -quickly
Some of these things may sound simple to you. However, it can range from incomplete projects right down to complex relationships needing some type of resolve -even if that resolve is to end the relationship all together. I’ve already begun praying about my one word for the 2016 year. I’m thinking discipline, but the big guy (Jesus) and I are still in chats.
As we enter this New Year, I strongly recommend taking the time to commit to this year long journey. I must admit, although I did not finish everything, I did finish most things and have had resolve in other areas of my life. I feel less anxious and more connected to God and the destiny he has for me. What do you think your One Word should or will be? Share in the comments below or Tweet your One Word here.
Your Restyled Mom…who is looking forward to the Journey of #OneWord