Last year a friend challenged me to pick a word for the year. I used The Word of the Year app that asked me a few questions then gave me a word. My word for 2019 was DELIGHT. To delight in 2019, definitely took work. I had emergency gall bladder surgery. I went back to work full time after being a stay-at-home mom for 18 years. I have 3 teenagers. My oldest went off to college at UC San Diego. Life happened. It does to all of us. Delighting was a choice I made some days but ignored other days. I put the word in my calendar to remind me every day to choose to delight. Delight in the small things. Delight in big things. Delight in the Lord. I am glad I had delight last year. I needed the reminder while life happened.
This year I used the app again but had already come across a word that I wanted. I did the app twice and got two other words. After a few days of sitting with the 3 options, I went with the first one – RISE.
Rise above it. Rise in the morning with a good attitude. Rise and walk – move more this year – be less sedentary. Rise to the occasion and excel. Rise above the level of “good enough.” Rise in the strength of Jesus Christ. Rise up to the be woman God has created me to be. Be my best self in the power of Christ. This is my new word for 2020.
If you have never done this before, try it. It’s not magic. You aren’t choosing a word that has any power in and of itself. It’s a word to remind you. Daily you can be challenged to
It’s a way to be intentional this year about one thing. You decide what that one thing is. For me, I will rise.
What is your word? Please share your word in the comment section. I’d love to know.
Dream Big! Pray Big!
P.S. Happy New Year!