I’m a bit of a late bloomer on this, but I’ve been thinking for weeks about what my “word” for 2014 should be. Apparently, this is a thing now. Instead of New Year’s resolutions, people are encouraged by websites such as OneWord365 and blog posts from my friend Corie Clark, to come up with a theme word for the year.
This word can be a goal you’d like to reach, a state of mind you’d like to achieve or just a revelation about where you’d like to live the story of your life in 2014.
The OneWord365 website says ~
“Forget New Year’s Resolutions. Scrap that long list of goals you won’t remember three weeks from now anyway.
Choose just one word.
One word that sums up who you want to be or how you want to live. One word that you can focus on every day, all year long.
It will take intentionality and commitment, but if you let it, your one word will shape not only your year, but also you. It will become the compass that directs your decisions and guides your steps.
Discover the big impact one word can make.
One word. 365 days. A changed life.”
Wow. A changed life? Sign me up! I could use some life-changing.
So, it’s March already. Like I said, late bloomer. If I’m going to choose one word I’d better get on with it.
I’ve been giving this a lot of thought and have discovered that if you’re a Christ-follower, you can’t just pull a word out of a hat and have it work. There’s a very big difference between the word or words I wanted to project into my year, and the word that describes what God wants me to do with my year.
For instance, when I first was challenged to come up with a theme word for 2014, I wrote a list of words I hoped would speak into my life. You know, the name it and claim it mentality. Words like, abundance, prosperity, plenty, bountiful, clarity, increase & thriving. But I just couldn’t make them stick.
What I found, though, was a constant desire to go deeper. Deeper into my spiritual walk. Deeper into my relationships. Deeper into my profession of voice acting. Deeper into life. Just. DEEPER.
I want to Dig Deeper.
Deeper. The word strikes fear in the hearts of many men and women I know. They are content to scratch the surface of their lives and never go deeper. But I am not content with that – I have a hunger to learn more, see more, reach more, do more. And when I do, I have a feeling there’s no going back. Deep cries out to deep.
To go even deeper.