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One Word 2014 – Finish


For the past couple of years, I’ve chosen one word to represent my year.

Two years ago (2012), my one word was TRANSFORMED.

Last year (2013), my one word was EPIPHANY.

And this year, my one word is FINISH.

Photo by Laurie Johnson Armstrong

I want this to be a year where I finish a few things that have been on the burner for a little while.  I want to finish my first book.  I want to finish a couple of projects around the house.  I want to finish things I’ve started.

It seems like I have a lot of irons in the fire between my job, my family, my house, my writing, and my other interests.  It’s easy to start things and to take them so far before something else comes up.  Maybe I’m too distracted at times, and maybe I need to learn how to prioritize and prune things from my list of action items.  I want this to be a year in which I follow-up on things to completion.  I want this to be a year in which I cross the finish line on some new and exciting things.

As I head into this year of FINISH, I’m taking a verse with me:

He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.  Philippians 1:6

This verse written by Paul is a great reminder to keep my priorities and trust on Jesus Christ.  As I’ve written recently related to my goals for 2014, I want my priorities to be God’s priorities for my life.  And so this is my prayer:

God, Thank you for using me for good things.  Thank you for the promise of finishing what you started.  In this year of FINISH, make my priorities yours.  Help me to have vision, self-control, wisdom, and persistence to finish what I’ve started.

What’s your One Word for 2014?  What is something you want to FINISH in 2014?