Persevere : to persist in anything undertaken; maintain a purpose in spite of difficulty, obstacles, or discouragement; continue steadfastly.
I like the idea of choosing a word to focus on throughout the year. Because typically if we don’t focus on something we will lose sight of things pretty quickly.
I know myself pretty well. Yup, me, myself and I are all pretty close. I also know that I have a tendency to get gung ho about something and then 2-3 weeks later (if it even takes that long) whatever “it” may be, falls to the waste side.
I think that’s why when I was thinking about my one word for this year, PERSEVERE popped into my head before any other. It’s a motivating word. A word with direction, but it’s still just a word. How can this help me? Well in choosing this word I went to the Word. I know that in the Bible I will find a verse to stand behind for the upcoming year. One that will encourage me to press on when I don’t feel like it.
Here’s that verse:
Romans 5:3-5 And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope, and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
Do you have a word for the year? What is it? Why not try and look your word up in the bible. It might be there with an encouraging verse to help you through your new and exciting year.
I’m going to try and do what my friend Lisa from Stop and Smell the Chocolates did last year and give updates about how I’m persevering throughout the year.
Who knows maybe I’ll come up with some super fabulous new way of conquering my household chores……….aaaaaaannd maybe not.
Have a lovely day my friends.