While I love the concept of setting New Year’s resolutions, I usually only stick with it for a few weeks and then I’m back to my old way of doing things. Kind of makes me feel like a failure and awakens all manner of guilt. But, based on the statistics, breaking New Year’s resolutions seems to be fairly common. It’s nice to know I’m not alone in my failures.
A couple of years ago a friend of mine wrote a blog post that really impacted me. He suggested the concept of a making a one word resolution. The premise is simple, “Just commit to ONE NEW WORD for the year”. Now that seemed to be something that my highly distracted brain might be able to manage.
My word for 2011 was REFRESH and my life was literally turned upside down. I quickly became a fan of one word resolutions. My word for 2012 was LESS and quite frankly this was not as exciting as the year before. It has been a struggle and I’m still trying to figure it out.
I have been praying and thinking about 2013 for a few weeks. The word that has gripped me is MORE. The reality is this is simply a continuation of 2012. John 3:30 says “He must become greater; I must become less.” So, my translation is less of me and MORE OF HIM.
Ephesians 3:20 & 21 says, “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”
Yesterday in church we sang the song below and I was overwhelmed with a sense of His LOVE and am begging for MORE of His love to fill my heart.
What about you? Did you set New Year’s Resolutions? If so, how’s it going? If not, how about joining me for the One Word Resolution Revolution (yes I just made that up…it’s not for real).