Do you choose a “word of the year”?
I started doing this several years ago. In 2018 my word was ‘unstoppable’. It reminded me to keep moving toward my dreams, and that the only one to stop me from pursuing it would be me.
For 2019 a short phrase was my focus “stay the course”. I was reminded to keep moving forward on the course God has set me on (Psalm 119:1). I do not yet know what is at the end of the path, but I know He is with me.
When I look at the year 2020, so many references to vision come to mind. I argued with myself on the word ‘vision’ because I figure everyone will be using it.
Then I read Romans 12:3 “Be honest in your evaluation of yourself…” Wow. I have been posting and teaching on stopping the lies of negative self-talk and replacing them with truth. God’s truth.
I am discouraged today, feeling down, telling myself so many lies. Writing this post reminds me I am doing exactly what I teach against.
The word “REFLECTION” came to mind. I found a picture I use in some of my illustrations of a woman smiling at herself in the mirror. I added the word REFLECTION at the top and wrote out Romans 12:3.
This is my word for 2020. REFLECTION. This year I am reminded to be honest in my evaluation of myself. I will reflect on who God says I am.
It is with this word I will conducting additional “Defeating the Lies of Negative Self-Talk” courses in-person and online. It is with this word I will begin leading some “Boundaries” courses using material from Doctors Cloud and Townsend. It is with this word I will be unstoppable, as I stay the course, and reflect honestly on God’s view of me.
I love how I can look back and see the progress God has made in me by reviewing past words. Each one leads to the next step of my spiritual growth in Him.
What is your word for 2020? Where will it lead you? How can I help you?