2014 Word for the Year: Progress
Last year’s word for the year was Progress, and we made lots of it. Not as much or as fast as we would have liked at times, but each time we were discouraged we concentrated on doing the next right thing, realizing that even the little steps in the right direction were progressing us toward our goals.
Now, as I write this, 2014 is behind us. This week as my husband and I have been taking time together to go through Michael Hyatt’s course 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever, we’ve been reflecting on the year that is now closed.
(Side note: Registration for Michael’s class is open through January 8th and we highly recommend it, especially if you’ve had trouble making goals stick in the past or had trouble communicating well about goals with your spouse. It’s bee a great mini-marriage conference for us! Click here to learn more.)
While going through the class we have realized that, though we did make progress
- there were things left undone
- there were things we did not do as well as we had hoped
- there were things we did well, that did not have the full impact we had hoped
Are we sitting around lamenting those mistakes and wallowing in regret? No.
2015 Word for the Year: Amplify
And along with those goals, the word we have chosen for this year is Amplify.
We want to take the progress the Lord has given, the things He has allowed us to establish and THINK BIG.
We want to concentrate this year on strengthening those things, growing their reach, influence and impact.
And as we do this we’ll pray to the God of Israel along with Jabez (1 Chronicles 4:10) saying,
- Oh that you would bless us indeed,
- and enlarge our territory,
- and that your hand might be with us,
- and that you would keep us from evil,
- that it (the enlarging) may not grieve us!
And as it happened with Jabez, we look forward to 12 months from now reporting:
“And God granted him that which he requested.”
To God be the Glory!
Blessings to you in 2015
And please share your word with us in the comments!
I am linking this up with Kelly McCausey’s word list. If you haven’t chosen a word for this year yet, that would be a great place to get some inspiration. And if you have, and have blogged about it, we’d love to have you come link up your post too!