A Look Back at the Word for the Year

A Look Back at the Word for the Year

What a year. I knew 2018 would be a rollercoaster of a year. So I almost didn’t have a word this year because I didn’t know what it would look like but I did it anyway. Here I learned my lesson of not assuming things. Let’s take a look back at the word for the year because it went nothing like I imagined. God always has some kind of curve ball up His sleeve.

It Was The Word “Focus”

It’s not a bad word. You can read my post here. I had good intentions when I chose the word “focus.” It was supposed to keep me looking at the positive and not let myself dwell on the negative. But at one point, God told me to “let go.” A few weeks into January 3 different people told me this and how I need to trust God when I let go. From then, “let go” just became the phrase that modeled my year.

I feel like I underestimated the way I handle things. So instead of trying so hard to focus and not dealing with the root issue, I had to confront it and “let go.” I even bought a Giving Key that says “let go” because that’s how much my life went back to this phrase. This just showed me that regardless of how you plan or expect things to be, it doesn’t always turn out that way. But if God tells you in a million different ways to “let go,” then you know that’s what you need to do.


Did you have a word this year? Did you ever have it not work out?

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