I know it’s almost the end of January already, which means many people have already decided on + announced their word for 2016. It’s taken me a little longer to think about, pray about, and decide on what my word should be. But I’ve finally chosen one, and so I’m sharing it with you today.
This one little word will be my “theme” for 2016. It is a word that I will keep in the forefront of my mind + heart to direct me throughout the year. It will be my track for pursuing my goals + dreams this year. It will help guide me to grow as a person this year, emotionally, mentally, socially, and, most importantly spiritually. It is a word that I hope will help me draw closer to God this year.
My one little word is…
I struggle to keep my priorities in line. I procrastinate on my schoolwork and fail to give it my best effort. I don’t make enough time for prayer + reflection. I don’t always put God + my spiritual life first, and instead I choose school, friends, the internet, sleep over Him.
So this year, I need to focus. I need to put first things first. I need to make more time for the most important things in life, and relish them. I need to recenter my life around God + prayer. I need to stop letting myself get so distracted.
For me personally, I feel that “focus” is a good place to start. If I form a solid foundation for myself by learning to focus, then I can go from there. If my mind + heart are focused and not distracted, my actions will follow accordingly.
So this year is going to be about me regaining my focus. I will avert my eyes, ears, mind, + heart from anything that distracts me + keeps me from the important things in my life ~ namely family, friends, school, and God. My vocation as a daughter/sister/granddaughter/niece/cousin, as a friend, as a student, and as a child of God.