Thanks to the inspiration from MyOneWord.org, I’m losing the long list of resolutions this year and choosing just one word as a theme for the year.
D I S C I P L I N E
It’s the word that keeps coming to my mind, even though it’s not a popular one.
To take it a little deeper, I desire more discipline in…
speaking less and listening more
cultivating deeper relationships
relying less on caffeine
journaling about everyday life
affirming and uplifting my husband
not comparing myself to others
sitting on the floor with my children
wisely/intentionally stewarding the gifts and resources God has entrusted to me
putting letters in the mail
my personal time with Jesus
realistically working off baby weight
sharing stories of God’s love and grace
joyfully serving my husband and children
consuming less and creating more
giving my anxiety struggles to the Lord
controlling my emotions
being bold in sharing my faith
laughing more and stressing less
… and more as I continue to reflect on the theme of discipline in 2014.
Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified. – the Apostle Paul, 1 Cor. 9:24-27
Have you made any resolutions or considered choosing one word you’d like to focus on?