My One Word: gentle
Gentle is not the word that I originally thought of for myself. I was thinking of calm and peaceful and not angry. As I was thinking of what I wanted to become, I thought of the fruits of the spirit and really they make up most of my 10 words. I settled on Gentle because of several verses:
Proverbs 15:1 A gentle answers turns away wrath but a harsh word stirs up anger.
1 Thessalonians 2:7 But we were gentle among you, just as a nursing mother cherishes her own children.
1 Peter 3:4 …rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorriptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.
Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your soul.
I have been a bit discouraged. My family thinks I picked the wrong word, but I spent several weeks looking up verses and praying and I feel this is it. I need to buckle down and focus on it more.
Kim in NC