But I seemed to be haunted by the the one word this year, seeing it pop up on Twitter, Facebook and blogs and I started wondering...if I chose a "one word", what would that word be?
It seems easy to pull a word out of the air and think it will apply to our lives. Sure we all need patience, faith, trust, compassion, etc. But what one word do we really need to apply to our lives? And I realized I didn't want to tack any word to my life and year and not let it change me through the year.
I was trying to fall asleep one night a week or so ago, talking with God, discussing this "one word", still not sure if I really wanted to commit myself to one more promise I struggle to keep or maintain. When I felt God whisper...Grace.
And since than I can't get the word out of my head. Grace. I need to give it away more. To those around me, to my family and to those who aren't very nice to me or I don't happen to like.
I need to extend more Grace.
And I realized in finding that one word to make for my year, it's not an empty fad. It's a heaven-sent nudge from God rooted in the prayers I have begged from Him: teach me. Grow me. Make me more like You.
Grace. It's my one-word for the new year.
|Thank you to Melanie at Only a Breath for my LOVELY button!|
Do you have a one word or are you not one for words or resolutions?