TRUST – One Word 365 Days

As 2014 has come to an end, I’ve been asked what my New Year’s Resolution is… I kindly respond that this year I will not be making a New Year’s Resolution.  Sure, I have some things that I really do need to achieve, but the moment I declare it a New Year’s Resolution will be the moment it will NEVER occur.  After doing some blog hopping, I came upon the website called One Word. 365.

According to their website, you forget a New Year’s Resolution and choose one word instead.  Choose one word that sums up who you want to be or how you want to live.  One word that you can focus on everyday, all year long.2

It will take intentionality and commitment, but if you let it, your word will shape you and your year. It will guide your decisions and help you grow. This year, I am going to discover the big impact one word can make. 

 One word. 
 365 days. 
 A changed life.

My word that I chose is….

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After doing some thinking, this is the word that instantly came to me when thinking about the One Word. 365 Challenge.  Trust is something that has a lot of facets.  However, I feel that God personally picked this word out just for ME.  Personally, this is a word that I struggle with doing.  I struggle with trusting.  I struggle with trusting God especially in my current situation.  I know I am not alone, and there are so many others out there with this same struggle.  I hope that by being transparent, and showing my progress each month that we can grow together in TRUSTING our Heavenly Father.

Why do I have a hard time trusting right now?

On November 1st, I was let go from my job.  The only reason I was given was that they were moving in another direction.  This is what they tell all of their employees when they ask them to leave.  I had never gotten in trouble, been written up, or told I needed to improve anything in my monthly one on ones.  Sadly, I wasn’t totally shocked due to the major turn over that my past employer had.  This same reason was given to 10+ people in the 18 months that I was employed with them.  Devastated and embarrassed is totally a different story.  Devastated and embarrassed – because this had never happened to me, and I had no real reason as to why it occurred.  It’s been hard Trusting God during this trial of my husband and I’s life.  We’ve had to trust God that we could financially make it on one income.  I’m not sitting here saying that it’s been easy, but we’ve trusted God and put him back where he belongs in our life.  He belongs in FIRST PLACE in our life.

That’s where he will stay as we continue this journey of His Will in our lives.  I choose to totally TRUST God by basking in his presence, praying and thanking him for his guidance.

That’s why I have chosen ‘TRUST’ as my word for this year.  I am committed and intentionally letting this word shape my year.

Will you take the One Word. 365 Day Challenge with me?  What will be your word for 2015?

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  1. Robin Rosin says

    I chose trust because I never really rely on what God is telling me… I always ad my two cents. My “two cents” gets me in all kinds of trouble. If I would think about it more fully, I would trust God knowing full well that He knows what is best for me and my family. I always ask seven people what I should do in any given decision that needs to be made, from this day forward I choose total Trust…running to God my Father, sitting in His presence waiting prayerfully and being thankful for His guidance. Hope all the rest of the trust tribe have a blessed 2015. 2015 is going to be “trustfully” great!!!

    • Jes says

      You put that so wonderfully. My ‘two cents’ always get me in trouble, and I need to learn to trust God more, and not rely on others.


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