As I was praying and thinking about this next year, words like accomplish, persist, achieve, optimism, and consistency made their way to my notepad. Then, ‘Purpose’ popped up. Next, a very familiar piece of scripture came through my quiet time. Maybe you’re familiar with it as well?
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are CALLED according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
That word, CALLED, seemed to jump right out and hit me between the eyes. And that’s exactly what our One Word should do.
Let me flesh this out a bit (more for me than anyone else).
Romans 8 reminds me that I am CALLED according to His purpose. I am CALLED by God, and His purposes are my calling. As I meditated through this today the Lord lovingly reminded me that my present situation is indeed still within His calling for me.
I am CALLED… to constantly abide in him.
I am CALLED…to reflect the love and character of God at all times.
I am CALLED…to be the spiritual leader of my wife and kids.
I am CALLED…to teach, equip, and encourage church leadership (whatever that might look like).
I am CALLED…to obedience.
Now it’s your turn. What’s your One Word for the coming year? How do you plan to focus your efforts for maximum growth?
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Comments are always welcome. God bless and have an incredible 2016.