|2017 - Effort...Fight For It!|
Below are my “Words of the Year” for the last four years: Action, Expectancy & Grace, More, and Believe. They are wonderful words that came with much hope…but normally little effort. So, this year’s Word for the year is Effort.
Do I want my desires fulfilled enough to put forth the effort to see that I get what I want?
I want a closer relationship with God. Am I willing to put forth the effort to read the Bible through this year? I don’t mean a race to the end, I mean studying until I have learned something? Am I willing to spend more time in prayer? Yes, yes! I am willing.
I want to be a better person: More giving, more helpful, more positive, nicer! I want to be the best version of me, to be a light in this world. Am I willing to be nicer, less negative, more helpful, and oh my word…to quit murmuring and complaining?! Yeah, but it ain’t gonna be easy.
I want to lose weight. Am I willing to make the effort to make better choices, slow down, and enjoy the food instead of using it as a means to insulate myself? Am I willing to learn to discipline myself and “die to self” daily in this area? Yes, I am.
I plan to make another detailed post about losing weight…and I’ll probably write about it more this year than last year. Since it’s been a month since I’ve posted, I should, perhaps, make an effort to write more? I won’t promise that one.
I hope 2017 is a happy one for you…full of peace and joy.
|2016 - Action...The Year of the Verb|
|2015 - Expectancy and Grace|
|2014 - More|
|2013 - The Year to Believe|