Word of the Year 2021

January is coming to an end, and I am just now feeling solid in my “word of the year.” Are you familiar with WotY?

My process tends to go something like this: I think about what I want to accomplish in the coming year, pray about it, adjust what I want to accomplish based on certain tugs of my heart, pray more, and then think of a word that sums it all up. Sometimes the word is one that keeps reoccurring in conversations, Scriptures, or prayers, and sometimes it is simply a word I grab that encompasses the goals I’ve prayed about.
I’ve been attempting WotY for about 5-6 years (I say attempting because usually after March I forget I’ve done a word at all…) and I noticed something interesting in the last couple of years.

Words of the Years
2019 — Impact
2020 — Endure
2021 — Strengthen

I had no idea when I settled on Endure for my 2020 word that it would end up meaning so much. When we started the year, who knew what it would have in store for us? Honestly, it ended with a LOT of testing. Sadly, in the midst of the trying times, I had forgotten my word. I had forgotten the foreshadowing that encompassed “endure.” However, I did endure. We did endure. And we will CONTINUE to endure as we press on and STRENGTHEN our lives in 2021.

It isn’t really about MY strength, but really learning to lean on His unwavering strength.

So, moving forward my aim is to STRENGTHEN:
~ LOVE of my Lord. Walking faithfully, and obediently with Him is the ONLY place I want to be. If I’m not by His side, I don’t want to go. This is a bond, a friendship, and comfort I’ve recently nourished and want to strengthen more than anything else. Because the enemy of my soul wants nothing more than to distract me from this and lure me away with all the shiny, pretty things this world has to offer.
~ Relationships. I need to strengthen relationships within my home and family, among friends, Plexus team, community and Church family. Isolation and quarantine can be arguably necessary at times, however they can also be detrimental for certain relationships. Jesus taught us that our relationships with others are the second most important things in life when led and built with love.
~ Physically. It’s time to bring physical strength back to a priority seat in my life. I don’t need to be the strongEST person in the room or even the strongest I’ve ever been. I just need to be strong enough for whatever situation the Lord throws my way. Ultimately, my health and well being are not just mine. I’m better all around, inside and out, when I prioritize consistent movement, nutrition, and supplementation.

What is your word for 2021? I’d love to hear it! If you don’t have one, but “Strengthen” sounds like something you need to do as well, feel free to jump on board with me! Or maybe you’re still in the “ENDURE” phase, I’d love to pray with/for you as you keep pressing forward.

If you’d like me to point you in a direction for at home or in person workouts, nutrition plans, or supplementation I would be happy to! I am not providing links to all of those because I would like to connect with you first to make sure I introduce you to the right person to help provide for your needs and encourage you.

If you’d like to connect more with ME, I would LOVE that! Leave a comment or email me and we can start strengthening that connection now. šŸ˜‰ šŸ™‚

Picture by Justin Williams (Jmwilliams Photography)

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