How many of your New Year Resolutions do you reach each year?
I never reach those resolutions I make at the start of each year, not even the ones I disguise as goals.
- I didn’t lose the weight.
- I didn’t read my Bible everyday with my children.
- I didn’t declutter my house.
- I didn’t reach the elusive perfection so many of us strive for.
There’s a buzz going around about choosing one word or one Scripture to focus on for the year. I’ve been thinking on my for about four months now. You see, I’ve been complaining for over a year now — finding fault with so many things. I don’t want to be that way anymore. I want to choose gratitude because I am blessed in so many ways.
There is not a verse in the Bible that contains the word gratitude, but there are so many verses that teach that concept. I will be doing a topical study to find those verses and apply them in my daily living and attitude.
It won’t be easy, but I believe it’s the one thing that can benefit my life – and those around me – more than any goal I’ve set before.
Will you join me? If you’ve already chosen your one word focus for 2014, share it with me. If not, it’s not too late to start. You’ll find some inspiration for choosing your word here.