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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 nonprofit communications strategist, 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. She blogs occasionally but candidly about searching for God in the question marks of life and faith. Follow Alece on Instagram and Twitter, and visit her blog, Grit and Glory.


Kim: Malisa - What a great word for 2012! I chose "trust" in 2011, and it totally changed my life. God definitely held me accountable for that choice. ;) Great word for 2013, too! I could definitely use a year of pondering "grace." God bless! Reply

    Malisa Price: Thank you for your comment here and on my blog, Kim. I hope you have fun and lots of growth with your word for 2013. Reply

Larissa: Great post Malisa!!! This will be my first year choosing a word and focusing on it all year. I'm excited to have chosen engage as my word for 2013 as God has already been using it to speak to me!! I am attending a Salvation Army scrap booking event this February with the theme titled "Words to Live By" so I have no doubt that God has great truth's to reveal to me this year through even my hobby!!! God bless!! Reply

    Malisa Price: How exciting Larissa! Engage sounds like a very exciting word. God bless you too and have fun scrapbooking. Reply

[email protected]: How encouraging to read how God showed you "Trust" last year...Thanks, Malisa...Last year, I picked my word "Open" without knowing about "One Word" till someone told me...not sure what this year will be but I keep reading about "Trust" today, and then I read your post about "Trust"...hmm, will pray and trust He will make it clear to me :) Reply

    Malisa Price: Dolly, I know that God will show you what word to focus on this year. Open sounds like a great word that would have lots of opportunities for life to be stretched. Have a wonderful day. Reply

Teresa K: I struggle with fear, although I appear to be quite confident. Finding that the opposite of fear is L.O.V.E. and that Perfect Love casts out A.L.L. fear, I have decided that LOVE is my One Word this year. :) Reply

    Malisa Price: Teresa, isn't that amazing that Perfect Love (Jesus) casts out all fear? I am so grateful for God's faithfulness to us. Love is a beautiful word. Reply

Taryn: I love your word "grace" for 2013, and I love that you want to focus on being rather than doing. This is my first time and the word I have chosen is "intentional". I have felt in my heart that I need to be more intentional in my relationships. I need to be intentional in my relationship with Christ, my husband, my children, family, friends and those in need. I really do love people and I feel that Christ is showing me that I need to be intentional in showing each and everyone Christ's love. So excited to look back next year on how 2013 changed my heart. Reply

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