What is this "one word" I will be focusing on, you ask? Calm. Calm is my word for the year. While I have an idea why God would choose this word for me, I'm not going to focus on any of that. Instead I want to gain my understanding straight from the source, not based on my own understanding. Why? Because let's face it. I struggle to see myself the way that the Bible says God sees me. I'm insecure, fearful and often negative. If I focus on why I think God gave me this word I'm sure I will miss out on what God has in store for me in the year to come.
Honestly, while I know there will be challenges (that's just life), I'm looking forward to the lessons and God moments that are in my future. Every day is a new opportunity for God to teach me and use me for His glory. And I will strive to thank Him for these opportunities every day.