My One Word: Pause
While going thru the process the word I ended up choosing was not even on my “radar”. I had been praying to God as I wrote out words and continued to contemplate my word for the year. It was during one of those moments where I was rushing from one task to another that the word PAUSE just seemed to strike! Really, God? Am I hearing you right, God?
So – I began to work thru the process with the word PAUSE. It was PERFECT….it fit what I was looking for and felt so right.
This is my 2nd year of choosing & living with one word for the year. I know my word last year would just “pop up” in the most obscure places (giving me guidance & causing me to smile). I knew it could morph into many situations…and, it did.
I am open to ALL the word PAUSE will come to mean to me this year. In the past month it has caused me to PAUSE all those projects that once seemed so important as I begin the journey of sharing the experience of cancer with a close family member. So, I have taken many deep breathes and let PAUSE guide me through what it is that I can do for her. PAUSE and let God guide me. PAUSE to give thanks for small victories. PAUSE to appreciate the smallest of things God brings to me that cause me to smile…a bird singing, a picture sent via text of my grandsons while I am out of town, a hug from my husband when I return home, my sister calling to see how things are going, and so many other “things” I may have let just go by unnoticed before.
I have framed my word, posted it in various places, but this year I feel it soul deep & feel I breathe my word……PAUSE. THANK YOU, Lord for bringing my word to me. You knew the word I needed for now and the word I will watch transform within the next year.