I assume by now, many of you have heard of My One Word or One Word goals. It’s a form of goal motivation where a person comes up with one word to inspire his/her accomplishments for the year. While I’ve never done it, after 2014, I thought I might give it a try. However, I then got to thinking, instead of just choosing just one word, why not choose a verse to go with it? After all, what better motivation for perseverance than God’s word?
Thus, this year, instead of creating a long list of annual goals, my motivation is very simple: to love. I want to take more time to love…my husband…my family…others in the community…wherever God calls me. Sometimes I get so involved in the to-do lists and busyness of life, that I forget what is most important.
[bctt tweet=”My 2015 motivation is very simple: to love.”]
In line with my one word, the key verse I have chosen for the year is Philippians 2:1-5.
Therefore, if there is any encouragement in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, complete my joy, so that you are in agreement, having the same love, united in spirit, having one purpose. Do nothing according to selfish ambition or according to empty conceit, but in humility considering one another better than yourselves, each of you not looking out for your own interests, but also each of you for the interests of others. Think this in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, (Philippians 2:1–5).
I want my love for others to overflow into everything I do whether it’s blogging here on Cornerstone Confessions, working with my homeschool choir families, teaching my children, or understanding my husband. Probably the biggest challenge in this verse for me? “…but in humility considering one another better than yourselves, each of you not looking out for your own interests, but also each of you for the interests of others.” Talk about a challenge! Needless to say, I have my work cut out for me.
Along the same lines, my prayer for my family this year is Philippians 1:9-11.
And this I pray: that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is superior, in order that you may be sincere and blameless in the day of Christ, having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ to the glory and praise of God. (Philippians 1:9–11)
[bctt tweet=”This I pray: that your love may abound still more & more in knowledge & all discernment. Phil 1:9″]
My ultimate goal for our family? That others will see how much we love Jesus and want to know and live in that love as well. I can’t wait to see what God is going to do with this new focus. Just thinking about it gives me goosebumps.
What are your goals for 2015?
Do you have a one word? Or a one verse? Or a full set of goals? What form of goal motivation has worked best for you in the past?