In the past I've chosen words such as "love" and "bold" and they have served me well, even if I didn't always use them to the fullest potential.
This year, I've struggled to choose between two words, "God" and "me". Quite the dichotomy. Therefore, this year, I am choosing a phrase- "God in me."
I want to focus on internalizing the lessons I've been learning about who God created me to be. For me, this is a year of self-discovery. I want to discover and live out my purposes. I want my faith to shine through me and I want to cultivate the fruits of the Spirit within.
I want to perpetually invite God in me, to guide me and guard me. I want to live knowing that He is within and that He would delight in my actions.
I've started reading A Purpose Driven Life, loaned to me by a coworker, and it's been very inspirational. If you haven't read it before I suggest checking it out. It's meant to be read day by day but I've been stretching it out further, letting the ideas mellow and meld into my mind and heart.
I see this a bold new year filled with love and learning and I'm ready to embrace the adventure of discovering God in me.
Do you choose a word of the year? What did you choose this year?