Sunday, January 8, 2017

Thank You Persevere


Have you ever come to December ready to kick your One Word for the year to the door?

That's where I was as 2016 came to an end. So long Persevere! That was my word—Persevere. You can probably guess...it wasn't an easy year.

But, as I packed Persevere's bags, I realized something...
the end of a One Word year doesn't mean I'll never deal with that word again. After all, I lived with it for a year. We got to know each other. {Tweet this}

Persevere was the word God whispered to me right before 2016 began. The word I argued with Him over. And the word that reminded me time and time again to keep going.

Persevere is a part of me now, just like my words from past years—Trust, Praise, Let Go, and Renew. They stretched me and helped to define each year.

Instead of goodbye, I feel I should say thank you…
Persevere, I know we didn't always get along, but you were always there for me. You encouraged me when I didn't want to listen. You stood by me during my tears and frustration. And, you gave me a nudge every time I wanted to quit.
I never thought I'd feel nostalgic, but I do. My new word—Called—has moved in, but I'll never forget our time together. In fact, please come back to visit...I still need you! ~Laura
We’re a week into 2017. Do you choose one word each year? Have you ever felt nostalgic transitioning from one word to another?

**If you're looking for a way to study or journal about your One Word, I've created a free printable for you. You can find it on my Resources page, or click here: One Word Journal Worksheet.**

In Christ,
Laura 
  
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11 comments:

  1. Persevere is a great but tough word! Glad to hear it's effects will carry on in your life :) Definitely going to check out your journal pages as I consider choosing a word for this year!

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    1. Thank you Nicole. I hope you find the journal worksheets helpful. Have a good week!

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  2. I was ready for a new word this year as well. ha. I chose "Welcome" last year and there were quite a few things that I did not want to welcome, but I knew it was for my good.

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  3. That is a tough word. I enjoyed reading about your words!

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  4. Hi Laura, My one word is Act. I'm taking action this week in my writing career. My newest book is a free download thru 1.10.17 and I hope you'll give it a try. Read my latest post for the link. Blessings on your 2017 perseverance journey!

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    1. I downloaded it today. Thank you Sarah.

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  5. What a great word "persevere" is ... and what a great friend, as well. Praying he remains so. :)

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  6. I didn't really have a word last year, and this year's word is proving challenging already. But alas, I shall persevere and stay committed!

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  7. I was ready to move on as well, Laura. But our experiences, both good and bad, shape and mold us. We are truly at peace when we can thank God for both. Looking forward to seeing how your new word plays out in 2017!

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  8. Called by Christ was my word/phrase in 2015. Loved it! My word this year is Jesus. Just Jesus.

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  9. Praying God calls you to beautiful things this year, Laura! I love the worksheet you are providing! Thanks for sharing hope with me at #MomentsofHope ❤

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts!