ONE WORD FOR 2015 – COMMITTED

As I type these words it is still 2014.  I’m at home with my teenage son while my husband works on New Year’s Eve.  On my TV, Courageous is playing.  I’m taking these few hours to reflect on the past year and to pray about the upcoming year.

I took some time to write out some goals for 2015.  I’m not doing New Year’s Resolutions this year.  I’m really not doing goals.  I’m writing areas of my life I would like improvement – which I know is like resolutions.

Every year people make New Year’s Resolutions and by February or March (or sometimes January 2nd) they are blown.  I want something different this year.  I’ve decided to have One Word. I want this word to be my story for 2015.  Next year on December 31st when I am reflecting on 2015, I want to be able to know what my one word was for the year.

I wrote down several words to begin with (below are a few).

  • Positive
  • Optimistic
  • Confident
  • Courageous
  • Faithful
  • Fruitful
  • Rewarding
  • Happy
  • Persistent
  • Determined
  • Resourceful
  • Resilient

After reviewing these words and praying on these words, I decided on my one word.  When I think about this word, it can go for a lot of areas of my life.  It also is a strong word with a lot of meaning.  I pray I can be what the word means.

Committed

Committed means on dictionary.com, to bind or obligate, to entrust, to pledge to a position.  I pledge to commit myself to My Lord, My Family, and Everyone else in that order in 2015.  I believe this one word will help me accomplish many of my goals for 2015.

The Bible clearly states we are to deny ourselves and take up the cross – Commit ourselves to Him.

Matthew 16:24New International Version (NIV)  Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me

Will you decide now as you are reading this to Commit yourself to God and your family?  Will you deny yourself an commit your heart to the One and Only?

Please let me now if you are Committed to this Goal for 2015!

DEAR FATHER, THANK YOU FOR BEING SO GOOD TO US.  THANK YOU FOR ALL THE BLESSINGS OF 2014 AND THE MANY BLESSINGS OF 2015. I PRAY NOW TO COMMIT MYSELF TO YOU FIRST IN 2015.  I PRAY ANYONE READING THIS WILL COMMIT THEIR LIFE TO YOU IF THEY DO NOT KNOW YOU.  IN YOUR PRECIOUS AND GLORIOUS NAME, AMEN!

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2 Comments

  1. Michele Nichols

    Great blog. I am going with the word intentional this year. I need to break the cycle of procrastination. Happy New Year and may2015 bless you abundantly.

  2. Michele Nichols

    Great blog. I am going with the word intentional this year. I need to break the cycle of procrastination. Happy New Year and may2015 bless you abundantly.

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