As I mentioned a few weeks back I like to pick a word or words for the upcoming year. This helps me stay focused on certain goals throughout the year. I have spent the last few weeks thinking about my word for 2020 and I really have had a hard time coming up with something…
When picking my word for the New Year my process is very simple. I journal about what my upcoming goals will be, I pray about those goals and a word that will impact and keep me focused on those goals.
For some reason this time around when my word for 2020 kept popping up I kept trying to push the word away because to me it makes no sense. Yes that is the stubbornness in me. I have written this word down, looked up its definition and analyzed it. I was almost at the point of just waiting a few more weeks to pick a word because surely something better will come along, right?
Yesterday morning while checking Facebook I had a notification that my friend Laura had replied to something I had commented on. In her reply she included the word I have been wrestling with. UGH! I was so aggravated (just kidding). I texted her and let her know how this word has annoyed me. Her including it in her response was like a sign that this is to be my word for the upcoming year.
Even though I am still struggling with it my word for 2020 is “Intentional”. The dictionary definition of intentional is: done on purpose; deliberate; not accidental; premeditated. Now do you see why I have struggled with this word.
Seriously though I think I am always intentional (don’t we all). However the more I have thought about it there are some areas of my life where I need to be more intentional and slow down a bit. My words for 2018 were renew and focus. Those words helped me as I planned my move from west to south in 2018. Embrace, joy and peace and those words helped me all of 2019 as I really got to experience and enjoy my new home in South Carolina.
I am not sure where “intentional” will lead just yet. I look forward to looking back about a year from now and seeing how “intentional” has impacted my goals and life for 2020.
Happy New Year!