Nope. Truth be-told, I am a gross combination of both.
And, this year I am not even going to try to do anything about that. Like many of you, I have picked a word for 2014. And while it took a few moments of convincing myself to share my word with you, I have decided I should. And I am not going to apologize for it. I know full well that my word may seem like it is not in the spirit of the whole change-your-life-with-one-word thing, but my word actually gives me permission not to care what you think.
We have a joke in our church that there are two name tags to pick from: God and Not God. I know I am not God, but I chose my word nonetheless. Similarly, I know that, contrary to mainstream media and culture, I don't deserve to be happy or successful or famous or gorgeous or anything else so superficially ridiculous. But, I also know that before I am a wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, volunteer, writer, loser, I am a child of God, in whose eyes I am perfect and in whose plan I have a purpose.
So. I have taken a huge step out of the box in choosing my first ever word of the year. Which for 2014 is:
Please note: I did not read this book nor am I intending to mock anyone who is honestly working to improve their spiritual lives using the one word approach. Additionally, I believe, in some ways, God has given me this word and while it implies I am going to try to live life MYSELF I will always do my best to turn first to the Lord and lean on Him alone.
What's your word this year? What do you think of mine?