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Still Looking For Your Word?

| written by Alece Ronzino | 9 comments

A guest post from One-Worder Malisa Price ::


Last year I chose Trust as my word for the year. What this meant to me was that I would focus on learning and reflect on this word for the duration of 2012. I picked my word in a few days in January last year. I didn’t hear from God audibly if that word was the right word, but I felt like it was a great word to ponder.

Ponder is what I did. Or should I say what God did for me! I learned that trust is the antithesis of worry, that trust goes hand-in-hand with faith. These truths were highlighted the entire year. Whether it was not worrying about the future, or having faith that God will answer prayer, I can look back and know He used my little word to mold me.

I am so grateful that God’s Word is alive. It speaks to my soul and says this about trust:

Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek his will in all you do,
and he will show you which path to take. (Proverbs 3:5,6 NLT)

As I’ve considered my word for 2013, I’ve been feeling pressure to pick a good word. I read Alece’s post about choosing my word. Her points helped me decide on Grace for this 2013’s word. I’m focusing on being rather than doing.

If you are contemplating your word choice this year, be encouraged. Whatever you focus on, can and will be used by God to make you more like Him.

Happy 2013!

P.S. I’m very excited Melanie offered to make buttons again this year.

I loved mine from last year!


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After pioneering a nonprofit in South Africa for 13 years, Alece Ronzino now lives in Nashville, TN. She’s a vacation rental management firm owner, freelance copywriter/editor, and the founder of One Word 365. More importantly, she dances in the car, talks with her hands, and makes a mean guacamole. Follow Alece on Instagram and Twitter, and visit her blog, Grit and Glory.