As one year draws to a close and a new one begins, do you choose a word (or phrase) of the year – a word you’ll focus on and aspire to for the next three hundred sixty-five days?
This year (2019) my word was “consistent”. I chose the word because I knew if I wanted to get where I wanted to go, I was going to have to be consistent. While I was more consistent in 2019, I fell short – short enough I should probably try again in 2020. But, just because I’m not where I thought I’d be doesn’t mean I’m not where He wants me to be. So, I’ve chosen a new word for 2020.
2020 is the year I will be more focused…
On being where my feet are.
I’m a scatter brain, it’s no mystery. I’m notorious for being in one place with my feet, while my mind is somewhere else completely. But from here on out, I am going to do my best to cast cares aside and be in the moment – mind and body in the same place at the same time.
On the memories, not the mess.
For too long, I’ve put off doing things my kids really want to do, i.e. baking, crafting, or trying any science experiment from the book Grandma got them for Christmas two years ago… I’m not proud of it, but I’ve become a master at making excuses to avoid the mess these projects are sure to create. It’s sad really. That ends today – no more focusing on the mess when there are memories to be made.
On my goals.
I’ve got lots of big, huge, scary-to-say-out-loud goals for myself, FFB, and our family. I’ve had some of them for years and have yet to come close to achieving them. Maybe that’s because they aren’t meant to be, but I have a feeling it’s because I haven’t stayed focused long enough to reach them.
Speaking of goals, a few weeks ago I came across this line while reading my morning devotion, “make Heaven the first goal of your life,” and it struck me. I highlighted it on the page then promptly put it on a sticky note in front of all the other goals I have posted. In short, I want to be so focused on Him that I’m able to discern between my wishes and His plan.
What’s your word of the year? Leave it in the comments – I’d love to hear what others are doing in 2020.