So I avoided it. Because I can commit to very few things in life. Handsome? Fo-eva. Deli-style ham? Most of my formative years, and long into the future. But a word? For an entire year? One word, 366 (!! because it's leap year!!) days... I mean, maybe if it was 365. I just don't know about that last day.
But then my pastor spoke one Sunday. He said "Ask God to give you a burden for others." And I wanted a burden. But I wanted more than that, too. Pastor G. said that a burden would move you to action, but I need more action, I need explosive action. So I did ask God to give me a burden for others, but also for him to give me Passion. This morning, I prayed, "God, let this year be full of passion." And then I thought, (yes, in the middle of praying) - that's my word.
Passion for people. A life's passion to work towards. Passion in the morning, passion in the evening, passion at supper time.
Definition: A strong and barely controlable emotion. Any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling.
So that's my word, that's my (stolen & cropped) picture of my word, and that's my focus. To be passionate. To be barely controlled, but in a good and directed way. To be compelled to action.
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Passion all around,