Focus

I'm not the best at keeping New Year Resolutions. Besides that, my goals are often unrealistic and vague. I stumbled upon this new trend among bloggers. Many have chosen one word to apply to the year. As I read through many of their posts, I became inspired.

To choose one word to work on for the year is a great clincher to all of those goals you want to attain. Although we often fail our resolutions, with choosing a word of the year, we can learn and grow from our mistakes. Finally, this is a personal resolution. This is YOUR word for the year. It has taken me almost the whole month of January to come up with a word, but after much deliberation, I finally chose one!


My word for 2015 is focus.

Focus on my marriage.
It's hard to believe that Dan and I are coming up on our third wedding anniversary. It seems like we got married six months ago. Although the time flies when you're having fun, it seems like we have both been so busy that we've not been intentional in dating. I want to focus on being intentional in dating and on learning how to be an even better helpmeet.

Focus on my family.
When family is nearby, they often become neglected and taken for granted. Not going to lie, I've definitely taken for granted the fact that my parents are less than half an hour away. No one's getting any younger. It's time for me to step it up to another level. Friends may come and go, but family is always bonded by blood.

Focus on my health.
Not going to lie, but the last half of 2014, I just lost it. Being so busy caused us to go through the Chick-Fil-A drive-thru one too many times. This year, I want to improve our eating habits by, not eating out as much, by cooking dinner at least twice a week to start off, and by avoiding junk food. I did make one resolution concerning food: no french fries this year! I've done pretty well so far.

Focus on the Lord.
I'll be honest, I am the worst person when it comes to sticking with daily devotions. This year, I am going to purposefully put aside fifteen minutes to devote to the Lord whether it's reading my Bible, meditating on His Truth, praying for others, or just thanking Him for my life. One Bible passage that came to mind was Hebrews 12:1-2:
 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset [us], and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of [our] faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Tell me in the comments, did you make a new year's resolution or did you go with the one word theme?