There’s a lot of talk about a “word of the year.” And while I think it’s cute and I love that people are jumping on the bandwagon, it’s a bit like resolutions. Unless you do something with it, make marked change and invite God into the process, it’s just a word.
Jen has a great word of the year generator if you’re stumped. I suspect you might already know yours. Perhaps it’s your God-given talent and you want to hone it. Maybe it’s the thing you keep taking to the confessional. Or, maybe God has laid it on your heart during prayer and you’re reluctant to embrace it. Whatever it may be, it’s less about the word and more about relationship. Megan says it best here.
Let’s take a quick look back at words of yesteryear here at Team Whitaker.
2016: I just gave up. HA!
And, for 2018?
I’ve never had such a hard time choosing a word before. There were so many possible choices. And now it makes so much more sense! In all seriousness, though, I’ve found myself saying, “Whatever God wants” more and more this year. He believes things are possible, even when I don’t.
He believes its possible for me to show kindness and gentleness, even when I don’t feel like it.
He believes its possible for me to be stronger – physically, emotionally and spiritually.
He believes its possible for me to shine praise on His divine plan, even when I doubt my words, whether they be written or spoken.
He believes its possible to change bad habits into fruitful ones.
2018 does have so much possibility, doesn’t it? I’ve had the chance these last few weeks, with all the sickness and couch time, to reflect upon my year and really look inward. To be honest, a lot of the time I don’t like what I see. There’s some purging of the soul that needs to happen in 2018 – of anger and resentment, frustration and self-doubt. For I have to purge it to make room for what God sees as possible.
There’s so much possibility that lies ahead for my kids, for my marriage and for my relationships with friends and family. If we take the time to focus on what’s possible, the impossible slowly fades to black, doesn’t it?
It’s time to focus on the possible. It’s time to grow. Time to be better tomorrow than I was today.
Whatever God wants, y’all.