Do you have a word for the new year? That is, one word that is your focus for the year. It’s a way to help setting your intentions and theme for how you’d like the next 365 days to go. I think of it as a word that is the center point of all of my goals.
At first, I wasn’t sure what I wanted that word to be. I know that my largest goals for 2018 is to get closer to God and to get healthier again. The year will greatly be about my spiritual and physical health. In fact, I’m going to be doing The Daniel Plan to kick-off my journey (more on that soon).
Then, it came to me. For Christmas, my mom gave me a ring. It has the word, overcomer on it with the Bible verse, 1 John 4:4. Something clicked in me by the next day, that was it, my word for the upcoming year.
Overcomer, according to dictionary.com means: to prevail over (opposition, a debility, temptations, etc.); surmount: to overcome one’s weaknesses. And, 1 John 4:4 NKJV says You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
My choice is also partially inspired by one of my favorite songs by a favorite artist, Mandisa. She released the song in 2013, and it quickly became a beloved song not just for me, but for many others. The lyrics resonate with me: You’re an overcomer. Stay in the fight ‘til the final round. You’re not going under. ‘Cause God is holding you right now. You might be down for a moment. Feeling like it’s hopeless. That’s when He reminds you. That you’re an overcomer. You’re an overcomer.
Do you have one word for 2018? Post it in the comments and what it means to you!