This week brings a myriad of new resolutions resounding all over this planet. I don't think it matters what country you live in. It's human nature to desire positive changes. If you are like me, you have great intentions for the new year and so the list-making begins. I remember a few years ago I wrote resolutions for all areas of my life - physically, emotionally, spiritually. It was quite an extensive list! Next year will be a better year because I will do...And the only thing that long list produced was guilt. Rarely, have I ever kept more than one resolution on my well-intentioned list each and every year. If even that!
Two New Years' ago, my daughter, Alece, came up with a a one-word resolution for her personal life - something that was uncomplicated and that she could focus on all year long. She posted her word at home and on her blog. Her readers encouraged her along the way, as she would intermittently share her challenges and successes in meeting her one-word goal. Alece was successful. So, last New Year's, Alece began the "One Word" Resolution on her blog, Grit and Glory.
Her post and encouragement caused her readers to do the same. It sparked something world-wide. Individuals, churches, ministries, and even corporations are now planning their One Word New Year's resolutions. I even saw online that there are calendars and all kinds of commercial things for, and I quote, "One Word".
Please take time to check out Alece's last year's post and start thinking and praying about what your One Word will be. It can literally be one word or a phrase or a Scripture. Something that you can keep before you and focus on throughout the year, without complication. Maybe it, too, will have a chance to truly become your reality.
Alece is preparing her site for "One Word 2012". I would like to participate and ask you, my family of readers, to do the same. Hopefully, I will be able to have Alece explain to me how to put the "button" on my blog.
Please let me know your thoughts after you click on One Word 2011 . Do any words come to mind? I read a Scripture a couple of weeks ago and had a real "Ah ha" moment. I had read that same Scripture many, many times, but now I saw a meaning in a whole different Light. I knew in that moment, it was to be my One Word for the new year ahead. I will share my revelation and One Word (which is actually two) in a couple of days.
Let's journey into 2012 focused and resolute to encourage each other in the twelve months ahead. We are a small group so I think we shall gain great traction in encouraging each other's One Word goals throughout the coming year. We can pray for one an other's One Word to come to pass in each of our lives. Maybe...just maybe...our one little words will bring much needed positive changes.
Will you please join me?
Because of Him and Unto Him,