Word of the Year

Do you choose a word a year? Are we still doing that? I totally didn’t even remember what my word of the year of the year was for 2020 until I looked in my photos. So I’m putting this word of the year in a more prominate place. Maybe a bracelet again to remind me to DREAM.

2020 brought many things but the biggest for me is the ability to dream again. To believe anything is possible given enough time, patrience, and hard work.

For 2020 I not only picked the word, FREEDOM, but also the verse, “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” 2 Corinthians 3:17

As I leaned into the Lord for so many things this year I found that freedom. Freedom from doubt. Freedom to be myself more. Freedom to use my voice again. And freedom to dream knowing the Lord is right beside me. I also realize how much I learned about the Holy Spirit this year and how that enabled me to tap into the freedom that is brought by belief and understanding. God works things out even when you forget your word and verse of the year!

As I said, I’m being more mindful of my goals and values this year and since vision boards are a topic that kept seeming to pop up I did a great vision board class in December that not only taught me about goals and inviting God into those goals but also how to incorporate our values into vision boards so they weren’t all things that we were striving or working towards but things we could implement into our lives that move us to our values.

I now have a vision board on my night stand where I can see it each morning and evening, one as my lock screen my phone and one in my office. (I realize I need to add my word for the year to those boards.) I’m focusing on those dreams this year more than I ever have – look out 2021-here I come!

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