My ONE Word For 2013

ByAngie

My ONE Word For 2013

You may have heard of this trend, as many bloggers have taken part. Picking one word to be who/what they’d like to become/represent for the year 2013. Not a resolution, but a goal, whether it be for change or growth. I’ve read many “words” this year and last, and found many to be inspiring.

So, yes, I jumped on the bandwagon. This seems like my cup o’ tea… or thermos of coffee… and I need a word desperately.

(Stop laughing! I mean it! Everyone knows I talk a lot… and every chance I get. But really, this time, I’m only picking ONE word!)

I put a lot of prayer and thought into my word, and I believe God has been trying to get this word into my thick skull for awhile. The difference now is that I was sitting quietly, listening to Him, and :gasp: not distracted. (Shocking, I know.)

So without further ado, here is my one word:

You see, I have this little itty bitty HUGE problem of people pleasing. I want everyone to be happy, and sometimes put that over making GOD happy. Naturally, others are let down in the process and in the end: no one is happy. Not me, not the people, not my family, and especially not Christ.

This year, I only want to please and hold my accountability to the Lord. No one and nothing else. Just Him. I want to live accountable to His Word, His Will, and His Lead. When I do that, I know that everything else will fall into place. And I do mean EVERYTHING!

Already, just a few days into the year, I am facing many changes and challenges. I plan to apply Romans 14:12 to each and every circumstance: So then each of us shall give account of himself to God.

Someday, I’m going to stand before my Lord and Savior. I want to hear Him say “Well done!” with the biggest and most beautiful smile I’ve ever seen. Soon, I’ll drop that title of “People Pleaser” and replace it with “Jesus Pleaser”. (Though I’ll still be human, so grant me some grace, please. 😉 )

Have you chosen One Word for your year? If so, please leave a comment or link to your blog post! Please and thank you.

 

 

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Angie editor

Angie, a mother of 5, currently lives in the Inland Empire area of Southern California with her husband of 19 years, Bobby, & 4 of their children. She is a non-custodial mother of 1 that lives with her during the Summer. Angie is a stay at home mom, homeschooling all 3 of her younger children. (She plans to homeschool her children through high school graduation.) She’ll be the first to admit she is human & full of flaws. Every day she praises God for His grace & mercy on her life. She’s lived in 5 different states, loves to craft & sew, and is what you would call a “Disney Geek” since birth. Dreaming of one day returning to school, her free time is spent studying and attempting to play piano. If you have any questions or for any other reason need to contact someone about this blog, she is the one to contact. You can email her at Angie (at) RaisingStickyHands (dot) com.

  • Sara H

    I saw the word thing after I’d already posted my song thing. Actually, having a song probably works better for me since that’s how I think. http://joyouslyredeemed.blogspot.com/2013/01/i-resolve.html I can totally relate to being a people pleaser. It’s really not very conducive to Christianity, though by pleasing Christ we often please others. Will pray that you will have courage to say no when you need to. 🙂

    • Thank you, Sara! I’m usually a music/song person also. But this year I felt drawn to this, and I believe God is all over it. It’s time for me to make Him happy, not everyone else. Exactly like you said, everyone else will be blessed if I’m pleasing Him first.

  • Kym Thorpe

    Accountability is so important, isn’t it? We are trying to have more accountability built into our daily lives – in our homeschool, in our household, and in our Christian walk. The word I chose is Priorities. (Now following you from the Crew!)

  • Bethany

    What a great word! I’m following you here, on FB and twitter now from the crew!

  • kerrybeck

    I grew up being a people pleaser, so I understand your dilemma. Just when I think I’ve grown out of it, a situation creeps in and I’m disappointed that I wasn’t accepted by a group of people. Appreciate your honesty.

    ps. Thanks for stopping by my blog & sharing your one word 🙂