Last year, I started a yearly tradition for myself. I chose a word for my year. A word that would define and drive my goals and dreams. That word was: Brave. I needed lots of courage to do the things God was asking me to do and by naming my year, I felt pressure (the good kind) to live up to the word.
Up until the very last week of 2015, I was challenged to live up to the word brave. I was amazed at the things God did through me and for me, because of the expectation I set for my year. Naming my year also helped me bring down negative thoughts that crept up and it was a reminder that my year was defined by a positive affirmation and not a negative one.
Well this year, I named my year Discipline and Overcome. Discipline in my eating habits. Discipline in my writing habits. Discipline in my work habits. Discipline with time management. Oh, and the list goes on and on. Overcome was a word gifted to me by one of my dearest friends. And it’s the word that will help me defeat the obstacles that I will face in 2016 while striving to be more disciplined.
I would love to hear from you on what word you have chosen to define your 2016. What word will drive your goals, dreams, and endeavors in 2016? Will you allow that word to be a positive reinforcement when negativity tries to creep into your thoughts? Do you believe that God will give you the power and strength to live up to your word? I believe He can and He will!
To help keep your word at the top of your mind, I would like to gift you with a free print with the word you chose for 2016. So, comment below with your word, to enter to win a print!
The winner will be announced Tuesday, January 26. Contest ends tomorrow, January 22 at 11:59 pm. Print will be handwritten, digitized, and will look similar to the artwork at the top of this post (frame not included).