1. I wonder, what would happen if you had new quarter resolutions. If you took your four focuses and introduced a new one each three months?

  2. I agree with not having “one word” for the whole year!! I’ve done it before, too, but because of where God had led me in my life, it just wasn’t something that applied to where I was later on in the year. I like the idea of a verse…in fact, I have a few verses in mind to focus on, not just for this year, but throughout my life. (similar to the verse you found) God takes us through so many places in the journey of our lives, We continue to grow and change.Having goals is great and we all need them. But, ultimately we need to let God have the steering wheel and say, “Where You lead, I will follow.” Thanks for sharing!!

  3. It is funny that I ended up commenting right after Barbie. I think I already shared the word on her blog, but my word for 2015 is also content. I look at the idea of choosing one word for a year as not necessarily a resolution something that I am going to work on, but rather something I am willing to give over to God and ask God to help me grow in. Almost like a prayer, in my case “God, I know I complain too much. I know it isn’t pleasing to you. It is discouraging to my husband, and sets a bad example for my kids. Teach me to be content.” Thank you for sharing the verse from Isaiah with us. I hope you have a lovely weekend. 🙂

  4. Thank you for posting this! Kudos for figuring out what works (and what doesn’t) for you and your family. That honestly will get you far in 2015. We did pick one word to focus on this year but it encompasses goals from many areas of our life. We chose ‘Simplicity’ and for us, we’re simplifying our budget, our schedule, our clutter, our entertainment, our household systems, and whatever else we feel led to change/work on in the New Year!

  5. “The truth is, I’m tired of focusing on how hard things have been. And I’m realizing that keeping my eyes on my circumstances is both holding me back from the healing I want, AND something I can change, with Christ’s help. I want to start looking to Him, listening to HIM before I look at the hard things. Filling my heart and my mind with things that are good instead of spending time and energy and money and calories on things that don’t satisfy.” I could have written these words myself. My word for the year is “content”. It’s not something I am pursuing, but rather a lesson the Lord desire to teach me. I hope I can be obedient on this journey. Happy New Year!

  6. I was going to let go of the one word this year. I was so determined to not have it. I failed badly last year, keeping my word focused and did not know if I should try again. But then I felt God telling me to try again. So, I am keeping last year’s word, Simplify. And I believe your post spoke to me and verified this with my word intertwined in it. Thanks!

    1. That was the word I was throwing around in my head when I was trying to figure out a vision for this year! So funny. 🙂 Blessings to you – I hope your year is SIMPLE!!!

  7. Kayse, I am with you – and your personal goals for this year are bang on with my own. Simple but doable. I find the idea of “one word” or things like that a great idea, but unrealistic sometimes – particularly in seasons when it’s busy {like you and I, I have two under two}. Grace and God’s strength make our year meaningful and purposeful. Happy New Year!

    1. Simple, but doable – yes, exactly! Happy New Year to you too!

  8. I have chosen words for the last several years–savor (after a devastating house fire) and intention are the two that stand out most vividly and have had the greatest impact. This year, I have chosen a word and a verse: SEEK, and “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:33). I tend to set my sights on things way too often without checking to see if they fit into God’s kingdom or God’s will. So, while I will continue to seek and set my eyes on things I want, I will seek out God’s kingdom in them as well. And the rest. . . . well, the rest will come as it fits. I love your verse for the the year as well (and how it fits with my “theme” as well). I’ll be adding yours to my collection of verses to keep me mindful of the things I should be seeking out. Have a great New Year, sister dreamer!

    1. I love it. You put so much thought into it, and it seems perfect for you!!

  9. Mine is JOY, which, really, sounds like it goes along with what you want this year. And that book you’re reading? I may need to add that to my list! 🙂

    1. I saw that today! And please join us – it’s an AWESOME book, and I’d love to have you as part of the conversation!!

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