As the OneWord365 website says, "Forget New Year's Resolutions. Scrap that long list of goals you won't remember three weeks from now anyway. Choose just one word. One word that sums up who you want to be or how you want to live. One word that you can focus on every day, all year long."
My OneWord365 for 2014 was "Vision" and in some ways it brought with it more clarity... a clearer vision of who I am and how I am gifted and what
In looking back over 2014, I see how Vision showed up for me personally in giving me Hope for a future that is still yet unknown, as well as Grace for the times when it feels like my vision is lacking.
In the beginning of the year, I had clarity of a Call that has long been hidden in our hearts... I saw doors open and opportunities arise and I found myself ministering side by side with my Honey and it felt like, "Finally!" when we didn't even know we had been waiting! Yes - in the beginning, Vision was a gift and a glimpse into what may just be our Next Season.
Then came a long, hard, quiet Summer. I referred to it as my Summer of Silence and while some parts of that were nice, --restful, even! --other parts were lonely and foggy and it felt like a bit of mocking knowing that my OneWord was Vision!
Still - I leaned in... trust and faith were going down deeper and we found our foundation secure.
Even if/when we lose Vision... He shows us the way, step by step and even when those steps are oh so small and go oh so slow... when we walk with Him, we walk towards the Light and the Love, and the plans and purposes that He has laid out for us come into view!
We will not miss our Big Picture Destiny when we are walking with Him, abiding in Him, in our every days!
So, Vision came to me... physically, spiritually, emotionally... sometimes it was Bold and Beautiful, and other times it was anything but showy-offy and I had to go search it out... or wait for it to come into view once again.
So... we've gone from Release, to Surprise, to Vision, to my OneWord for 2015 which is: "Wonder!"
(I know, right? Don't be jealous! It's a GREAT word!)
I love to look up the definition of my OneWord because I always think I know what it means, but I am usually pleasantly surprised and even more ready to embrace it after spending some time with Webster...
Here are a few of the definitions that stood out to me:
a cause of astonishment or admiration : marvel
to feel surprise or amazement
effective or efficient far beyond anything previously known or anticipated
I would be amiss if I wasn't honest and also included the definition that is not so fun... not so romantic... the one that I am not so ready to embrace...
to feel curiosity or doubt
Then again - if we are honest here --which, hello? That is my deal... so, since we are honest here, who among us doesn't have those
Still... I am leaning in to Wonder this year and expecting it to show up in all the best ways!
May we never lose our sense of Wonder...
I pray 2015 is full of Wonder for us all!
Happy New Year!
Linking up with these lovely ladies:
Jennifer Dukes Lee for #TellHisStory
Holly Barrett for #TestimonyTuesday
Kelly Balarie for #RaRaLinkUp
Meredith Bernard for #W2WWednesday
Click HERE to read my Annual New Year's Day post with the prophetic Word/Phrase and book in the Bible for 2015!
Do you have OneWord this year? If so, I'd love to know what it is! Share in the Comments below!