One Word Challenge 2020

I just kept seeing the same word appear in my devotionals and in my books that I was reading. Have this ever happened to you?

Each New Year, I pick one word that I want to focus on. Instead of making resolutions, I choose a word that sums up who I want to be or how I want to live the following year.  I have participated in this One Word Challenge for over 6 years now. 

This year, my word for 2020 is Timing.

As I ponder all the ways I can spend my time, this year, I want to be intentional and surrender my timing fully to God and let Him direct my path. It is easy to waste time, but this year, I want to view my timing as a special gift that I can intentionally give my kids, my parents, my sisters, my friends, my ministry…

I want to trust God’s Perfect Timing for my 2020.  

I have some hopes and dreams, and I don’t want to rush ahead of God and His plans for me.  Instead, I want to wait for His Perfect Timing, even when I don’t understand why I have to wait or when it will happen.  This is so much easier said than done. 

The past couple years, I usually choose a second word. 

This year, my second word will be simplify.

In order to use my time wisely, I need to simplify the clutter in my house and simplify my schedule.  January will be a busy month at our house as we work on decluttering and simplifying!

What is your word for 2020? 

I want to encourage you to choose a word for next year.  Where does God want you to focus?  I would love to hear your word and why you chose it, so please share in the comments below.

Love, Jodi

One Word Challenge 2019

Happy New Year!  It is that time again; many people make resolutions or set goals.  For the last 5 years, I have participated in the One Word Challenge. You choose one word that sums up who you want to be or how you want to live the following year.  Past years, I have chosen intentional, soar, hope, depth and faithful. I want to share with you my word for this new year.

My word for 2019 is Expectant.

I want to have expectant faith for 2019.  To be completely honest with you, God showed up in 2018 and blew my mind away. A theme last year was “In awe of God in 2018.”  I want to live expectantly knowing God has a plan for my life, and He going to show up again this year in ways I never thought possible.  I want to live full of expectation of what God is going to do in me and through me.  He has created all of us with a purpose and I am excited to live my purpose this next year! 

The past couple years, I usually choose a second word.  This year, restore and redeem kept appearing in my journal and what I am reading.  God wants to redeem my brokenness and restore what was lost.  I once again get excited to see how this will play out in 2019.  I live in holy expectation that I will be in awe of God again this next year.

What is your word for 2019? 

I want to encourage you to choose a word for next year.  Where does God want you to focus?  I would love to hear so please share in the comments below.

Love, Jodi