Have you chosen your “Word of the Year” for 2021? If you haven’t done it or you’re wondering why should you, stay tuned for today’s #PointsToPonder. Click the link, and watch to the end to learn about my free giveaway.
A first for me
Last year was my first time choosing a “Word of the Year.” I chose “Grace,” and to be honest, I wasn’t really sure what I’d learn by holding that word out for myself all year long. But boy, was it the perfect word for me in 2020!
I held out grace for myself when I struggled with being a first-time homeschool teacher. And I held out grace for my family members as we found a way of being at home together for long stretches at a time. I held out grace for others who didn’t understand why my family made the choices we made. And I held out grace as I watched the world around me slip further and further away from Christian principles.
And now I’m taking that learning into a new year: So, how about you? How can you discover your Word of the Year for 2021?
How about you?
- No. 1: Start with prayer
Though I don’t always remember to do it, I know the best place to start is with prayer. Just talk with God and ask Him to speak to your heart and reveal what word He wants you to hold for this year. God does answer your prayers. He says so in Jeremiah 33:3, which says “Call to me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”
- No 2: Look to your environment
Now that you’ve covered your heart and mind with prayer, go out into your world expecting to see YOUR word reveal itself. Is there a word or phrase that keeps showing up in conversations or in what you’re reading or thinking about? How can you confirm this is YOUR word of the year?
- No 3: Write it down
Once you feel confirmed, where can you post your word to be reminded of it? What ways will you keep your word as a touch stone?
I learned a lot from my word of the year in 2020. Now, for 2021, I have a new “Word of the Year”: Relationships. Because of COVID, I felt like my relationships struggled due of the lack of face-to-face time. Now, I have a better handle on how to nourish my relationships even when I cannot get together in person. I can’t wait to see what I learn about relationships this year!
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