Hello my friends! Happy Monday! We finally got a little snow this weekend, and I love it; as long as I don’t have to go anywhere. ;) Today is the second Monday of
January Let’s Get To Know Each Other month on Reinvented, and I’m excited to share my word of the year with you today.
This is the second year that I’ve chosen a word, instead of making a long list of vague resolutions. Last year my word was “intention” (read that post here), and I won’t pretend that I succeeded in being intentional all. year. long., but I did actually remember the word and try to keep it in my thoughts, which is more than I can say for any resolution I’ve ever made.
This year’s word found me before I really even started considering my choice for 2016.
It’s like the word stewardship was planted in my brain. I didn’t have to think about it, it was just there. I really feel that it was chosen for me; a “God thing”.
Just look at this definition for a minute.
Who am I to question that? I spent some time pondering why God would choose this word for me, and after some careful examination, I knew. You see, I need more stewardship in my life. Stewardship of the hearts and minds of those I love, and those I’ve yet to meet. Stewardship of our family’s resources, including the monetary kind. Stewardship of my health, my faith, and my marriage.
It’s not that I don’t treasure those things, but I don’t always carefully and responsibly consider them when I make all of the choices that fill a day, or a week, or even a month. I can easily get caught up in a to do list, a packed schedule, and a bout of perfectionism; letting my words and actions wound a heart, without considering the damage I left in my path. I’m not responsibly managing what has been entrusted to my care when I unnecessarily spend money trying to meet an unrealistic expectation I’ve set for myself or our home.
And yep, I’ve done all those things. It wasn’t easy to admit this to myself, but God already knew; so he sent a word.
Do you choose a word each year to focus on? If so, what is your word for 2016? Will you please pray for me as I ponder what stewardship means this year, and share your word so that I can pray for you?
Thank you so much. Have a wonderful week.
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