Are you a resolution maker? I am so not. I have tried over the years and fail before the week is out. But I do feel like I need to somehow have some goals, something to shoot for, something that directs the way life will be approached in the next year. I have noticed several people talk about seeking God for a word for the year. Something about that has struck a chord with me. But I didn't want to panic and just pull any old word out of the year. I wanted to really wait on God for something I really felt was from Him. And I know I've got it.
When the word "Purposefully" came to me it immediately connected. And as I spent time thinking on it, dwelling on it a few days, I knew it was my word. I've really felt over the last couple of years a sort of drifting from day to day, week to week. A lack of purpose and direction to my days and about a lot of things in my life. So I know "Purposefully" is my word for the year. I'm going to use it to direct my days, my choices, my time. It feels right.
As I think on the meaning of the word: having a purpose, determined, resolute, full of meaning, significant...I can already think all sorts of ways it definitely can be applied to my life. I want my life more filled with meaning and significant. Who doesn't? All I have right now is a little word. No real direction other than that. Not much, but as I let God work some things out in my heart concerning the word and where He'll lead me with it in the next year I feel a new excitement for the year. One I haven't had in some time.
What about you? Are you a resolution kind of person? Do you make goals for your year?