Tuesday, January 06, 2015

One Word 2015

I started doing the One Word thing in 2013. 

One word to focus on. 

No... not that kind of ONE WORD

I like finding scripture that follows along with the idea of one word & try to keep that  verse near in my heart... try to find God's word on that topic all year long.

I have to say, this year, I have been going nuts on trying to find a word.

I wish you could see my paper.  Yes, I have a paper.  Full of words that come to mind.

I knew that I wanted my word to focus more on what I can feel is becoming a battle for me.... my anxiety... my worry.

I have taken a turn where I worry about everything.  I mean EVERYTHING.

Did I hurt someone's feelings?
How am I ever going to get my house clean?
What is that weird pain?
What does the future hold?
How are my family & friends doing?
Are my dogs OK?
Did I just say the wrong thing?
Did I turn off the hair straightener?

Any topic... I worry about it. 

So I started thinking of words...

My list included:


Golly... can you see where I drove myself nuts?

I really thought I was going to go with Courage, especially because one of my favorite verses is Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you?  Be strong & courageous.  Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go .... how cool is that verse? 

Side note... I always say this verse in an British accent... don't ask why... long story... but I do...

... & my word of the year sort of works together with the idea of courage.

But I think I finally narrowed it down... drum roll...

My word for 2015?


Full of conviction... certain... Having assurance....

I need this in all areas of my life....

I found verses that really stick out to me when it comes to the word Confident as well

Let us then approach the throne of grace WITH CONFIDENCE, so that we may receive mercy & find grace to help us in our time of need.  ~Hebrews 4:16
...God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." So we say WITH CONFIDENCE, "The Lord is my helper;  I will not be afraid.  What can man do to me?"  ~Hebrews 13:5-6
This is the CONFIDENCE we have in approaching God;  that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. ~1 John 5:14

All of that really speaks to my anxiety & worry.

I need to approach life with confidence.

The people I speak with, I need confidence in my words.
My photography, I need confidence in my work.
In my relationship with God, I need confidence of His presence & plan in my life.

I need confidence that everything will work out... everything is as it should be.


It's funny because my sweet friend Chasity, YEARS ago, told me something that was sort of a joke, but we have seen it really holds truth... if you say anything with enough confidence, others will believe it... it's true... try it...
She's so funny.  She actually showed me by saying something off of the wall, & saying it will full confidence, people were like, "Really?"

I want to start applying that in my life...

even if I'm not completely sure about something, saying 'It's going to be OK" with confidence - maybe I'll convince myself.

I've been going back & forth really not sure that this is the word I need for the year (see?  that worrying about everything again)... but then I remembered that God speaks a LOT of words to me in my day, in my week, in my year... I don't have to only hear this ONE word... but I can see what God shows me about it as 2015 goes by.

& I'm confident He will :)

But I'll also keep my ear open for all the other words He has to show to me... believe that.

Do you do the One Word for the year?
What is your word?
Did God really press one lesson in your life in 2014?


  1. Oh. My. Word. I believe I could have written this. I NEED confidence. My head knows that I have it in Christ, but my heart does its best to try to convince me otherwise. My daughter and I discussed just last night about how lack of confidence infiltrates almost every part of our lives ... we've decided that we are going to do a study of A Confident Heart.

  2. I think that is a great choice for your word for 2015! Something that can apply in all aspects of your life!

  3. I love your word and your reasons for choosing it!!! I hope you find the confidence that you've been looking for and it leads to a great 2015!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  4. great post and great word for 2015. Mine is trust..i'll be writing on it soon.

  5. Wow. What you said--so good!! I don't do the one word thing, but one of my biggest goals this year is to work on not complaining! And also that I can not control others or circumstances, but I can control my reaction to things and people. SMILE more. :)

  6. Love your word! I'm writing on my word today! I used to worry about everything...then I read in my devotional, Jesus Calling, that is written as if Jesus were speaking...."Why do you worry about tomorrow, I haven't even released tomorrow to you?" It made such sense when it hadn't before! Praying for you to worry less and to walk in His assurance.


  7. I needed this so much... I to worry about EVERYTHING all the time. It's so exhausting carrying around the burden of worry. Confidence is something I've got to work on. If I could gain just a little bit more of it, I think my life would become much more relaxing and enjoyable! Lol. Thank you for posting this! :)

  8. I never really thought about confidence and worrying going hand in hand but you are totally right! I'm a worrier too :/

  9. Love it, planning on blogging my word for 2015 today!


  10. I've done in the last 2 years, but I don't plan on it this year. This year I've really felt God drawing me to do the Beth Moore Siesta Scripture Memory Team thing. I really didn't want to do this because I've started a couple times and never followed through. I think in the past it was more me wanting to do the "in" thing. But this year I really have felt God calling me to it. It just seemed that I couldn't get away from it. And then when I was thinking about what to memorize, the 139th Psalm came to mind. Guess what! It has 24 verses. The exact number the SSMT memorizes each year. So yeah, I just have to do it. The first verse is "O LORD, you have examined my heart and know everything about me." Isn't that cool!! He knows me and yet He still loves me. That just amazes me.

    Praying God will build your confidence in Him, my friend!

  11. love the word confident girl. i have always tried to remember the whole 'fake it till you make it' ;)

  12. That is the perfect word to focus on! I love that. I have to admit though, I got stuck on the kit kat lasagna!

  13. love your choice!! i'm very intrigued by this lasagna though ha!

  14. Confident...wow, that is one powerful word, isn't it? Something I definitely need more of in my life and in my walk with God. I need to be confident in the fact that He knows best for each and every circumstance I'm faced with. So, in line with your choice, if I had to pick one word, it would be TRUST...Trust that God will work everything out in the end.

  15. I love it! No matter how capable we might feel about a multitude of things, there's nothing better than a little extra confidence.

  16. That's a great word!
    I haven't picked one yet....

  17. Love, love, love your word! I need to think of one...or twenty 😊

  18. I love Confidence as your word!I may have to copy you and make that my word next year.

    In 2013, my word was happy, and that worked out well.
    In 2014, my word was grow, and I pretty much flaked on it!
    Now my word is organize. I need to get my life and my mind organized. We're only a week in, but I'm doing ok so far!


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