Monday, January 16, 2012



Intentional.  That’s my word for 2012.

I’ve never assigned a word to a year before, but this year, after reading various blogs, I was compelled to seek the Lord and see what He thought.  Even that was intentional, deliberate. 

When I looked up the word intentional, this is what I found.

Intentional – done by intention or design
Intention means – a determination to act in a certain way
Synonyms include:  conscious, deliberate, intended, knowing, purposeful, purposive, set, voluntary, willed, willful

So far, this new mindset is working for me.  For that is what I feel it is, a mindset.  Though I am getting things done, and thus have more time for things like reading and movie-watching which of course is a wonderful side benefit, the purpose I think is much bigger.  Much more purposeful.

“A man’s heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.”  Prov. 16:9

“Commit your ways works to the Lord and your thoughts will be established.”  Prov. 16:3

It’s more about me focusing in and really seeking the Lord on everything!  I’ve gone so far as to ask Him what to do, what to focus on today, and He gave me a list.  Really, a list.  And unlike my to-do lists which seldom get finished, His list is DONE.  AND I had a lunch date with my kiddos, and I’m headed back in to watch a show or two with them before bedtime.  And maybe even a little more reading before bed.


So my goal, or one of them for this year…I guess it’s kind of like the “Master Goal” upon which all the others are built, is to live each day with intention…deliberately…purposefully…taking it all in, not just letting the days go by and Enjoying the Process as I go along!!

That’s my goal for 2012 – how about you – do you have a word for this year?


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dayebydaye said...

I haven't actually picked a word in that I haven't shared it on my blog. But as I have read other bloggers sharing their "word", the one that struck me that I would choose for this year is deliberate! Seems like we are on the same track for this year! I want to live with purpose, bringing glory to my Father. All the best and thank you for sharing! Off to snuggle my kiddos before bedtime!

Suzanne said...

Contentment is my word.

Thank you for sharing yours.

Leigh Ann @ Intentional By Grace said...

This is great! Love you word. My word is Surrender. This should be an interesting year :)

Latonya said...

I could not agree more with your word. I myself have become more intentional. Thanks for stopping by my blog :)