Last year is the first time I chose one word to center my year. A new way to make a “new year’s resolution”.
In fact, I didn’t even remember what my word for 2012 was. I had to go back on my blog to see that I chose Faith-Focus. That’s pretty bad 🙁
I had 43 people share their one-word in 2012. If you were one of those…
How did you do last year with your one-word?
In 2012, I didn’t see or read my word on a regular basis. It was not in the forefront my mind. So, I’m posting it near my desk so I read it every day. I’m also putting it in the kitchen. Every mom spends time at the kitchen sink, so that’s a fantastic place to be reminded of your one-word.
At the bottom of this post, you can grab my free printable & post your one word for 2013 wherever you like.
I’ve been thinking & praying about what God wants me to do in 2013. A few ideas include ministry, orphans and hospitality. But what continues to strike me is PRAISE. Last week I read the following verse and was challenged to praise God continually
My tongue shall speak of Your righteousness &
of Your praise all the day long…
Why a challenge for me?
I complain too much.
I am critical.
This has been a struggle & weakness my entire life. I remember reading Psalm 19:14 in high school & being convicted of what I say.
Let the words of my mouth & the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, My Rock & Redeemer
My overall goal in 2013 is to use my tongue to praise & uplift. My plan (right now when it seems easy) is to read a Psalm out loud every morning after my devotions. I want to memorize those praises from Psalms so they are continually on my lips.
If I continually praise & uplift . . .
I will not complain…
I will not be critical…
I will not gossip…
If I speak of God’s righteousness each & every day, my focus will be on Him instead of me.
Lastly, I want to share another reason I am choosing praise as my one-word for 2013.
My son, Hunter is always positive about life, circumstances & difficult times. He calms me down when I get upset about silly things. He gives me those looks, like “Mom, it’s ok”.
Isn’t it funny how a 20 year old can inspire you to be better? I hope to follow Hunter’s example of not complaining or being critical in 2013.
I’m posting this sign near my desk. If you want to print out a similar sign for your desk, kitchen sink or bathroom mirror, just fill in your first name and primary email and I’ll email it to you immediately.
What is your one word for 2013?
I have another giveaway for anyone who wants to share their word. With a new year at hand, it’s time to get organized, so you can win a copy of Let’s Get Organized by leaving a comment with your one word for 2013.
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