Happy 2015 everyone! If you’re like most people, you probably started off the year compiling a list of resolutions and goals for the new year. At least that’s the way I’ve started the year for as long as I can remember. The only problem is that my resolutions tended to be overly ambitious; and if not ambitious, they were completely forgotten or ignored by the time June rolled around. That’s why last year, I decided to try a one word resolution. Just one word to strive for. One word to guide my actions and thoughts throughout the year. One word that when facing a choice between two decisions would help me decide what to do.
Last year, that word was Discipline. This year my one word resolution is LEAP.
I’m not sure why or how that word came to mind (definitely a God-thing), but with a new baby on the way, a new job I’m starting and several other adventures on the horizon, it’s seems like a perfect word for the coming year. I love these definitions…
I think this word leap is a call for more. More faith, more action, more adventure, more resolve.
When you think of someone leaping, it’s an all-in thing. Whether it’s leaping over a puddle of water or rocks or leaping into a pool, no one leaps with hesitancy or timidness. Well…maybe they’re hesitant at first; but once you decide to leap, you have to really go for it. I believe that’s what God is calling me to do this year, and I’m sure he’d like to see the same for you.
But, what does this look like on a day to day basis? Honestly, I’m not 100% sure, but for starters, I think it means:
- Going for it and trying something new
- Choosing faith-based over fear-based responses when making decisions
- Committing 100% when taking on tasks, goals and responsibilities
- Overcoming obstacles and challenges instead of giving them the upper hand
- Expecting to see and do big things in 2015
With this word leap in my head now, I’m excited to see what the year holds. I don’t expect it to be a cake walk, because, frankly, most of these actions don’t come naturally to me. However, I do expect this to be a year of moving past what’s comfortable to me and growing and increasing in ways I never thought possible.