For years I chose a “word of the year” in January. A word that would help guide my days and focus for that particular year.
I skipped it 2020 was such a mess of a year and, quite honestly depressing, so I wasn’t in the right mind frame to do it. You really can’t be in a truly negative space and choose a word of the year wisely. As for most of us, 2021 really didn’t get much better. In fact, it may have felt a bit worse because of how everything has drug on way longer than anyone thought it would.
In 2022 life moved forward but at a slower pace than I would have liked. But at least it showed progress, right!?
I decided 2023 needed to be better. It just has to. But I definitely need to help it along. Wishing for my life to resemble what it used to isn’t just going to happen on its own. So…I am starting with my word of the year again.
THRIVE: To grow vigorously, flourish. To gain wealth or possessions, prosper. To progress toward or realize a goal despite or because of circumstances.
Origin: Middle English “thriven from”, Old Norse “to seize”
Synonyms: achieve, attain, flourish, prevail, prosper, succeed, win
Antonyms: be defeated, come short, fail, fall short, lose, miss
He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. – 2 Corinthians 9:10
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. – 2 Peter 3:18
Putting my focus on one thing, thriving in my walk with God, is where I’m starting. Getting right with Him and leaning on Him to guide my path is how I will thrive this year. He can’t guide you if you aren’t studying His word and talking with Him daily.
What else could change in your life if you place your focus on thriving in your walk with the Lord?
A project you’re working on?
Fitness/Weight Loss goals?
Your mental state?
The possibilities are endless. We tend to forget at times that God literally touches every corner of our lives. He wants that relationship with us. He wants to walk with us hand in hand and help us in our life. Why not invite Him in?
Did you choose a “word of the year” this year? I’d love to hear what it is.
How are you going to allow this word to change your life?
Love Life, Love God, and Live For HIM…