You Have Your “Word of the Year”. Now What?

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You have your “Word of the Year”. Now what?

How do you even begin to cultivate it and let it begin to help you shape your life to look and be more like that word?

Pursuing What Is Excellent -- You Have Your Word of the Year

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First, I hope that you’ve asked the Holy Spirit to show you direction; helping you define it even further.
Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, right?! (Matthew 6:33)

Have you started writing out a plans and goals?
It’s good to envision what the end could look like. (Habakkuk 2:2)

Do you need a coach, counselor, or confidant? (Proverbs 15:22)

I’ve had a word for several years and sometimes they’ve overlapped.
I feel now that my word PRAYER for several years now has had a layer added.
I wrote about APPROVED” being my word for 2017, with 2 Timothy 2:15-16 as the backbone.
I have no doubt that as I walk out being approved, my prayer life with experience significant improvement!

Have you seen your words layer over the years?
Your words being added to instead of shifted out of the way?

As you ponder that line of thought, I want to introduce you to some writing that I’ve already found to be of value in the start of this year:

Kelly Baker writes: “Having a One Word can be intertwined in the stages and seasons in which we walk with God. In this post I’m sharing some practical ways to apply your One Word to your life.” — 7 Actions to Take Now with Your One Word

Encouragement from DaySpring: “Even though we don’t know exactly what is ahead in the coming year, here are some redemptive ways we can move forward and fulfill what God has for us.” – Receiving What God Has For You in 2017

And a book recommendation! 5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t Quit by Nicki Koziarz.
I’m a need-er of tangible ways of getting things done because too often…I am a quitter!

*this is my personal endorsement, and its not because of a launch or review team Winking smile

Do you have any other resources that you can share with me and other readers?

Living to Worship Him,

Write the Word Bible Journals
  • Hey fellow Hopewriter! I love, love, love my APPROVED stamp. I discovered it at a conference at Bethel Church in Redding, CA. They encouraged us to stamp approved in our Bible, journal, and anywhere we need to remind ourselves of God’s promises 🙂

    • Hi Renee!! OH GOSH! I love that!! Thank you for sharing that!
      And it’s on my bucket list to attend a conf. at Bethel (hopefully one of their Worship conferences!!)

  • Ami_Hebrews12Endurance

    I love that your word is “approved”! Too often we forget that we are approved by God and live as though we are the ones who were defeated.

    I found this article by Marva about creating “sticky goals” helpful:

    • Ami!
      Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog!
      Remembering that we’re approved goes a long way in walking with Christ!
      I’m glad you found me and thank you for Marva’s link!

  • Hi Kela!!!
    I am so thrilled that you shared this in the #GraceMoments Link Up last week. I was also excited to see how you encouraged and filled us up on ways to keep pursing Him as we rest in the gifts He has given, especially with focus word. I have noticed how my ‘word of the year’ has overlapped with previous words. In fact, I journaled about the lessons I learned through the years and the way each word has been a significant gift to leading me to be more dependent upon Him and less on my self.

    So grateful to have visited you today!

    • Dawn! I thank you for hosting the #GraceMoments link up!
      I found you through our friend Tammy Hendricksmeyer (which that was a most excellent post!)
      Thank you for your encouragement and I look forward to reading your blog when I receive it in my inbox!
      You’re a blessing!