As is so frequent with the turn of the calendar to a new year, my mind has been reviewing the past months and looking forward to what might change or remain the same in the coming ones.
It seems the more recent weeks and even months have been filled with difficulties for me personally as well as for our family. In the big picture they have not been terrible, and I rest knowing God allows and sustains. Yet, the truth is, even with this perspective, the past few months have been hard – physical illness after illness after illness, personal challenges and more stressful moments then not, and a series of emotional ups and downs that have left me feeling a bit numb.
Unfortunately in the midst of it all, I have found myself focused on the lack in my life. Scarcity has been the theme of my internal complaining. With the new year, new calendar, and my internal call to new resolutions comes the determination to shift my focus from lack to blessing.
And so my One Word for 2014:
Often OneWord365 can be a summary of resolutions for the new year. For me, this year, it is rather a shift of perspective and a reminder to, in spite of circumstances, focus on the blessing rather the difficulty. Instead of a scarcity mentality – abundance!
Do you have One Word for 2014? Check out the community over at OneWord365, and maybe you just might be inspired to choose a word for your coming year.