There’s a community on Twitter that I’m just joining this year. It was probably around last year, but this year is my year to join.
The #oneword365 community. One Word. One Year. One Theme.
Deciding on my One Word wasn’t difficult. I quickly thought of a word that I wanted my life to represent in 2012. And it was good. Maybe a little cliché, but definitely solid and admirable and something I need more of.
On New Year’s Day I woke up early which is nothing new for me. I’m an early bird more than a night owl any day of the week. I poured coffee into the five-inch, wide-mouthed mug and sat down with my new 365 day Bible in my lap and my prayer journal on top.
As I began to read and pray and study, the #oneword365 that I had chosen seemed exactly what I thought about it days earlier – a little cliché. As I sat and listened a little longer a new word came to my mind.
And so my second #oneword365 for 2012 was born. I accepted this as the word God had given me.
When John woke up I excitedly told him about my second one word for the year. He already knew about the first one. He just looked at me with a look that had words painted right onto his face: “We’re not even seven hours into the new year and you’ve already changed your one word? And you changed it to that?” And honestly, it was a little ironic.
Sitting in church two hours later the pastor said, “Today we’re going to talk about Focus!”
John and my eyes darted to each other.
Focus. My #oneword365!
What It Takes to Make Your #OneWord365 Stick:
1. Direction from God in choosing it.
2. Wisdom on how to incorporate it into your life.
3. Discipline to keep it in the forefront of your mind.