One Word 2012

Last year I chose a word to define my year, and was I ever called upon many times to live that out. This year in the weeks leading up to the new year, I thought over what I would use as my defining word for this year. I played around with “perspective” for a while thinking that would be the word. However as I began to pray through the word, another one was constantly being brought to my attention. Wednesday I was all but set on perspective again when I was working out. I was thinking on how I could intentionally live out perspective daily. When I glanced over at what another woman was reading on her elliptical, the word “STRETCH” was across the entire thing in big, bold letters. A burning bush it is not, however I felt that was God’s way of saying, “Nope, this is what I am calling you to this year. One way or another you will accept that.”

So I have. Stretch is the word I pray to use daily in my life. Stretching myself, my views, my beliefs, all of who I am beyond what I have expected in the past. Every single day I pray God stretches me in a new way. I am finding that He’s already doing it, I just had to be obedient in it. I had to boldly go into each day saying “What would You have me stretch for today?”

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we may walk in them.-Ephesians 2:10

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