With each passing new year, I've made a list of resolutions. Sometimes, I do okay like last year, when I made the decision to write at least 4 hours every day. But for every one I manage to complete, there are others I don't even come close to achieving like dropping enough poundage to fit into last year's jeans.
So this year, I've taken up the practice of picking out a word that can sum up what I would like to accomplish in 2011. And trust me, it was hard. Being a wordsmith, narrowing down the vast words to one word was next to impossible. I mean, ONE WORD! Gracious Gravy, how can one person make that kind of selection. But one word kept coming to mind and I can only think it was God who placed it in my heart. My word for the year is:
Some people may wonder about my choice. But each time I prayed, I heard the words of the old hym, 'Turn your eyes upon Jesus, Look full in his wonderful face.'
So that's what I want to do--focus on Jesus, on my relationship with my heavenly Father, on the job He's given me and on myself. That last part may throw some for a loop--but I got the idea from a pastor. He said that if I would concentrate some of my time on myself instead of running about doing for others, I'd find that the others in my life would find their needs met.
Focus is a great word, one I'm glad to carry into the new year.