Chatty Kelly could not come up with just one word. "My One Word" is an experiment designed to lose the long list of changes and resolutions you want to make for 2012 and instead pick one word. I couldn't only pick one, but I did narrow it down to three. Here's what I'm thinking about for 2012.
CLOSER - In 2012, I want to become closer to my husband, my children, my family and friends. This means letting my guard down more, becoming more vulnerable. As someone who has been hurt (and haven't we all?) this can be a hard thing to do. But we can't get close to someone with walls around us. Most importantly I want to become closer to God. That relationship will improve all the others.
Come near to God and he will come near to you. James 4:8
BETTER - Who doesn't want to be better? For me, I want to be a better wife and mom. I want to be a better writer and speaker. I want to be a better friend, a better student of God's word, and a better child of God. I want to be better.
Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. Matthew 5:48
FEARLESS - Ironically, this is the one that scares me the most. I am not fearless. It's easy to live a safe life and never take take chances. There is no risk of failure if you don't put yourself out there. But can you call it success if you never try? Failure would be success if I put myself out there, taking the risk, whatever it may. Because I don't have to be perfect.
I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 34:4
What is your One Word this year?
And what Bible verse can you claim to help you achieve your goal?