I chose a word for myself last year; one I felt was anemic in my life at the outset of 2012:
And through all that came last year, I discovered the many-facetted beauty of joy. Even in the hard times. These delicate lessons carved tracks upon my soul; some worn down with rivers of tears, others pressed into me with great toil. And still others, perhaps the shiniest ones, touched my skin with butterfly wings, yet left eons-old impression upon my heart. I can look back and see my word embossed on this spent time. I am delighted in my deeper understanding and experience of joy. All it took was choosing the right word to focus on for the year.
Thus I knew I would participate in the oneword365 for 2013. And coming off of this season of waiting, followed with stagnancy, I needed living water. I needed life and movement and direction. I needed to have eyes opened to possibility, to hope, to the wondrous things wrought in the name of the Lord. I needed to reclaim the wide-open space in my soul where lives my call, my purpose.
Having or showing determination or resolve
Having a useful purpose
I yearn, in 2013, to be filled anew with purpose. In every facet of my life, I will be purpose-full.
in my faith.
in my marriage.
in my parenting.
in my friendships and relationships.
in my learning,
in my writing,
in my loving,
in my resting.
Purposeful, that though my time on this earth is but a breath, I will have strived to use for the best and greatest good, and for the benefit of my fellow sojourners and ultimately, my beloved Savior King.
Definition from: http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/purposeful