A Word for 2013

First off, I’m sorry for the technical errors with all my photos. A few of you mentioned you couldn’t see any of my pictures and realized that I had made a mistake on my end. All should be fixed now! Now, onto my real reason for posting…

A couple of days ago, I read this post by Sara at Glitter & Grace (which is an awesome blog, by the way) and I was completely inspired. Every year Sara chooses a spiritual word to focus on for the year. Last year her word was “purpose” and this year her word is “trust.” Your ‘word’ can be anything that you’d like to focus on in your life, spiritually or not. I encourage you to check out her post to read her full story.

I knew that I immediately wanted to take part in this challenge of sorts. So what would my ‘word’ be? I thought about it for a few days and there was one word I just couldn’t get out of my mind: commitment.

It seems so perfect in my life right now for a number of reasons. For one, R and I just entered into the biggest commitment of our lives – getting married and learning what it means to be husband and wife.

We also want to fully commit to a church this year; find the right home for us, get involved and really start building that foundation for our family.

I want to commit to this blog and turning it into something that I really love and can be truly proud of (even if no one reads it).

I want to commit to a healthier lifestyle. One that I started long before the wedding, but recently got way off of.

That promoted me to look up a few verses with the word “commit” in them and here’s what I found:

Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. Psalm 37:5

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans. Proverbs 16:3

I have to admit, my heart jumped a little when I read these two. Here I was thinking about the word “commitment” and these two verses popped up about how “He will establish your plans.” The Lord truly works in mysterious ways and I know that without a doubt that ‘commitment’ is the word for me this year. He couldn’t have spelled it out any more clearly!

I challenge you to think of what your ‘word’ might be for this year. Whether you’re thinking about this in your life, in your job, in your relationships, etc., I think it can really help you focus on something that you’d like to improve/change.

I know this post is quite different from my usual frou frou stuff, but it was so inspiring to me that I had to share.  You gotta switch it up sometimes, ya know?

I hope that you were able to get something out of it.

Here’s to a happy and healthy 2013!

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