The New Year brings a clutter of new habits I’d like to enforce. After all, Erasmus said, “Habit is overcome by habit.” Already I’ve found myself embracing four spiritual tracks, and this is after I’ve sworn to KISS, keep it simple stupid. This is why I love the One Word 365 movement. This project encourages others to choose one word to concentrate on for the year. If I can’t focus on one word, then I have a real problem! So my choice you wonder? EXPECT!!
I have been expecting all along, but I’ve been expecting the wrong things. Have you ever noticed that when you expect the worst, the worst you get? So I’m expecting amazing things this year! I’m expecting to see God’s promises as true. I’m expecting to finish my novel, and dare I publicly announce, I’m expecting to sell it? I’m expecting great things here at this site. I’m expecting better health, and relationships…but most of all, I’m expecting to know Him better.
What one word do you plan on embracing for 2012? Are what are your expectations for the year?
21 thoughts on “One Word: Expect!”
KD, you rock! Happy New Year! My word of the year is “second”. I want to be second by making God and others first. And I want to give myself and others a second chance x 1 million!
Cool! I’ll have to tell my kids that I rock. They don’t see it… ;D. Love your word. What a valiant quest!
Great word! Mine is discipline. . .pray for me! 🙂
I pray all your great expectations come to be. I’ll be in line to buy your book!
There’s a great book by Richard Foster called Celebration of Discipline. Have you ever read it? It might help you with your journey with your word.
My word for this year is “CONFIDENCE.” This year I want more boldness with my faith and I want to act on it… bring forth more fruit in my life. I’m standing on Hebrews 10:35 & 36:
“Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised.”
Confidence is Parrhēsia (Greek): par-rhay-see’-ah
All out spokenness, that is, frankness, bluntness, publicity; by implication assurance: – bold (-ly, -ness, -ness of speech), confidence, freely, openly, plainly (-ness).
I like it Barbara! I’m excited about the new confidence you!!
I love your word for the year and I think I may steal it! I totally agree that you have to put out positive energy in order to have positive things happen.
Expect- what a promising word…praying that you may experience all the wonderful prayerful expectancy that Simeon had as he waited to see the Messiah and then did…didn’t know about the one word movement, but my one word for 2012 is “OPEN” as I want to be open like Mary to all that God would have me experience in the coming year… praying that God is with you as you work on your book…How exciting!
Thanks Dolly…I need all of the prayers I can get.
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oh my word. that’s my problem. i’m sitting here, having started back to school with the kids this week, in a mental/academic coma. i should change my word. maybe if i EXPECT to fall in love with learning latin, it will indeed come true??? instead, i sit here in dread. a dead language filling me with dread. . . . sigh.
well, i’ll keep the word i’ve chosen, but i AM going to try to expect great things of the Lord this year. for He is capable, thankfully. 🙂 i think you’ve chosen well, and i will be praying it right along with you.
…and I will be praying for your love of Latin.
Just wanted to let you know that I linked to your post and the one-word URL on my latest post…thanks for the info 🙂
Thanks Dolly! I appreciate the shout out!
I like your word for 2012. Now you’ve got me thinking about my possible word for 2012. Great post!
Thanks…let me know what you come up with.
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Kim, You got me thinking all week about my one word. One sprang to mind (create), then was replaced by another (perservere), then another (plan). Ahhh… at last I landed. My word for 2012 is “be”. Just “be”. Two simple letters to form an active verb: be patient, be aware, be open, be faith-filled, be ready, be there, be me. A life in transition, I will not force what’s coming next. I will just be.
Oh, you made me happy at “You got me thinking…” that’s one of the things I love to do most, is make people think! I love you word choice. It’s perfect!
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