This morning we were visiting Momentum Church and Pastor Ross just happened to be speaking about small things that can have a big impact. This is something I wholeheartedly agree with as I think too often we try and make major changes when a slight course correction will do. Yes sometimes we need major changes quickly but often in life a slight change makes a large impact. James in his epistle speaking about the tongue being this little thing but can have a major impact in a lot of areas like a small flame, or the rudder of a ship can steer this large vessel. Small changes in our life can have major impacts. He also spoke about finding a word for you for the year. This too is something I support and have done for three years. Instead of resolutions I choose a word I want my year to be. I have used stronger, audacious, and inspiring. I do this because a single word can be implemented into every area of my life. Stronger was physically, professionally, relationally, etc. The same with the other words. This way I cannot easily fail because there are so many ways to incorporate it into daily life. During the year I can measure my actions against my word, and at the end of the year I can check to see how I did.
Inspire was a hard one. I think I had some successes, but that is a hard one to measure. But like writing a sentence these words will hopefully build a story for my life. Only time will tell.
This year I am going with indomitable. I am going after goals with passion, and aggression. I have decided either I attack my (and my wifes) goals or I stop having them. No more excuses, no more desire only, no more waiting. The time is now, and I will not be stopped. Win or lose I will give it my all and give God the glory. Sink or swim I will be in the water.
I am not going to announce my goals because I have heard that once you tell people your goals and plans you feel a certain sense of accomplishment so I will just update as I go.
What about you? Do you have a goal, a word, a desire? I highly suggest you pick a word and run with it. You can choose anything, just pick something and then you have all year to get there.
Just a thought,