My sweet friend, Layla is hosting a word of the year party.
She has encouraged us to “choose one word that has the potential to inspire you and create intention in your life, all year long.” (Layla)
I have thrown around so many words in my head trying to really think of ONE that would guide me this year. Picking a word has actually been harder than I thought it would be.
But I finally come up with one…
In my head, I kept thinking that I want my life to be WORTH something this year (and every year, for that matter.)
I want the time and energy that I put into the activities of each of my days to be of value.
I don’t want to live a pointless life, or waste my time or thoughts on things of no value.
I want my family to know they are WORTH everything to me!!
Being a wife to my husband and a mom to my boys is my greatest joy!
I found a few definitions of WORTH that stood out to me:
1. WORTH (moral or social value): the goodness, usefulness, or importance of something or somebody, irrespective of financial value or wealth
I want my life to be good, useful, and important.
My worth is not in my material possessions or money, but in WHO I am as a person.
2. WORTH: excellence of character or quality as commanding esteem.
I want to do things with excellency, not just half-way.
And I want to teach my children to do things with excellency as well.
Always giving our “best” each day!
3. WORTH: usefulness or importance, as to the world, to a person, or for a purpose
This definition made me think of my blog.
I want my blog to be useful to my readers.
I want it to inspire, encourage, and help those who read it.
I want my blog to be one that is WORTH taking the time to read.
I also thought about my plans for this year. Some of my plans may succeed and some may fail. I don’t know yet. But I want to have the attitude that it’s WORTH the risk of failure. I have to at least try. Dream BIG. Believe in myself. Whether my plans succeed or fail does not determine my WORTH. My WORTH is in the “trying.”
Lastly, I chose the word WORTH because of my faith. This year, I want to go deeper in my walk with Christ. I want to know Him and make Him known.
Two truths that kept jumping out at me is:
1. Jesus said that you and I were WORTH dying for.
Here is a song I am wanting Jonathan to sing at church sometime soon. It called, “Someone Worth Dying For.”
2. Jesus makes life WORTH living!
One of my all-time favorite songs is “Because He Lives.”
Here are the words to the chorus:
Because he lives,
I can face tomorrow.
Because he lives,
All fear is gone.
Because I know he holds the future,
My life is worth the living just because he lives.
Here is a link to the song on youtube if you want to listen to it.
So that is my word of the year!
I am so excited to see what all 2012 holds for me and my family. And I can face this year with a peace and joy knowing that I KNOW the ONE who holds 2012!