Here’s how to choose a word, theme and Bible verse for 2018.
Setting goals in the beginning of the year is always about achieving or accomplishing something by the end of the year. I’ve learned that choosing a word or theme and then adding a scripture verse will give you vision, keep you focus and direction for your year. To get the results you are looking for.
Here are some steps you can do to choose your word for 2018…
Seek God First in prayer.
God can do a better job at showing you His plans and purposes for the season you are in and are going into. Just asking God what is it, He wants to do this year in your life will guide you on the word to help keep you focus and lead you in the months to come.
Take a note of the previous year.
Having a Journal and writing down what your mistakes, failures or anything you didn’t get a chance to do, Make a note and bring that to God. See if this is the area, God wants you to work on and start from there.
Write the word.
After praying about it, seeking God’s face and writing down your mistakes and failures, what word is God showing you? As you read His word and living your life day by day, what word is He showing you. For me, the word for this year is Faith, Risk, Brave. These are the words I keep hearing in my everyday life.
I feel God calling me out and having step into a new season, I don’t know what that looks like, I know that the events in my life is leading me to step out. When you are seeking out your word, ask God to show you what He’s doing. I took a quiz from Dayspring called find your word to see what will come up and its BRAVE. Right in line with what God has shown me and I’ve been experiencing in my life.
Once you have it, create some graphics for it, print it and frame it. Post it in several places to remind you of what God is doing in 2018, for your life. Journal about why you chose the word and what it means to you.
To find a scripture to go with your word, go to OpenBible.info/topics
You can also go to Dayspring and take a quiz that will help you in finding that word. The quiz is a series of 7 super easy questions, you answer and at the end of the quiz they will present you with the word for 2018.
After you take quiz and the word resonates with you, then go to Openbible.info for the scripture to go with it. Find that scripture that hits you right between the eyes or hits you in the heart. This is how God speaks and the direction He may be leading you.
Now, you are complete with the word and direction in scripture in 2018. Put this word always before you, so you don’t forget. Let this be the guide to help you move forward into walking out your purpose in 2018.
Let me know in the comments below your word for 2018.