My one little word for 2014

Last year I picked a phrase I wanted to work on for the year.  And I still REALLY love it and want to keep going with it.  This year, I am picking a word.  I think it is all about where you are in life and what speaks to you at that time.  My one little word for 2014 is:

my one little word for 2014

Persevere: to persist in anything undertaken; maintain a purpose in spite of difficulty, obstacles or discouragement; continue steadfastly.

For me this means trust in the Lord and keep on his path even though I might not want to.  Which is something I am really working on right now.  Life has it’s ups and downs but I have been learning a lesson through my trials.  That if this particular trial is God’s will for my family, then I should persevere.  Even find the joy in it.  Because it will be so much easier to endure with God’s grace and because I want to be on His path more than anything I could dream up myself. Because polishing a stone takes putting it in a refiners fire.  But I want to be polished.

It also means for me that I wanted to start a project I have had on my mind for a while.  So I jumped in with both feet and did it.  But I found myself getting discouraged.  It didn’t come as easily as I hoped.  I doubted my skills to pull this off.  That’s where perseverance comes in.  {specifics will be coming soon}

I want to be the person that reacts when I have thoughts jump into my head.  Such as that neighbor could really use dinner brought over tonight.  But so many times I get caught up in life and don’t get it accomplished.  I want to persevere and actually do these things.  I want to bring over a sweet gift to someone who is having a hard time.  Or show up and take her kids for the day when I know she needs it.  These things can be so easy to push to the back burner.  I want to persevere and actually do them.

Hopefully I can use my phrase from last year, “what kind of person do I want to be” and build upon it.  I want to learn to persevere to actually be that kind of person.

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  1. A great word! I could say this has been a word for my last couple
    of years! :)
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