Wednesday, January 2, 2013

One Word

purpose -- 1. the reason for which something exists or is done, made, used,etc. 2. an intended or desired result; end; aim; goal. 3. determination; resoluteness. 4. the subject in hand; the point at issue.

The word first popped up here. Later I saw a tweet with #oneword365 and it peaked my curiosity. So I went to the site, and read. And I knew immediately what my word would be.

Purpose. I've been trying to find my purpose all my life. Why am I here? What am I supposed to do? What's the point? I've written about intentionality before, and it's all tied up in the same thing. I don't want to just be a paper bag blown about by the wind. I want a goal, an aim, intention -- a purpose. I want to live on purpose, not accidentally.

So that's my word for this year. My hope is that with that as my focus, I will see more clearly what God wants me to see. I will be able to ignore the blinders and distractions that get in my way. As Scrooge says at the end of A Christmas Carol"I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach." I don't want to shut out the lessons I am meant to be taught.
I want to live this year with purpose.

linking up with One Word and Writer's Workshop


  1. Loved this! I struggle with my purpose on this earth, almost daily. This year, I too, strive to live my life with purpose and passion. -Unlike any other year before. Here's to both of us fulfilling this dream!

  2. Im reading through the MamaKats blog link today and am stunned how this writing prompt resonated with so many of us... I love your word!

  3. Great word....I love it!

    I think by the time I am done reading other entries that chose a word....I will have a long list of great inspiring words to live by in 2013.

    Stopping by from Mama Kats.


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