My One Word Resolution

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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

knowing Scripture

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?

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  • Anna

    This is lovely, Samantha. You have listed so many of my own struggles. I have always struggled with discipline in my daily life.

  • samanthakrieger

    Thank you Anna. Let’s check in on each other this year:)

  • http://www.devotionaldiva.com/ Renee Fisher

    Awesome, mine is EXPLORE for 2014. :)

    • http://www.samanthakrieger.com Samantha Krieger

      Oh I like that! Did you post on it?

    • samanthakrieger

      Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to see how it is fulfilled :)

  • Lindsay

    I think my word for the year is going to be “hope” – not a wishy-washy hope, but one that is firm and securely anchored in the Lord.

    • samanthakrieger

      Love that Lindsay. If you write about it, let me know.

  • Jennifer Jones Hartmann
    • samanthakrieger

      That was good. Thanks Jennifer.