Word for the Year

I have been seeing various posts about a word for the year.  And I am working on jumping on board…I am going to link over here.  My word is…

Discipline

I might hate myself for choosing that…but honestly, having a plan and checking things off brings me a great deal of peace.

As of late, I have been doing fitness challenges that spell out what to do by when.  I love the motivation it gives me and the sense of accomplishment.  I have even recently added a 1/2 marathon that I will do May 20.

I am finding accomplishment in following an eating plan through weight watchers.  I feel good making quality decisions.  It helps me make sense of my choices.

But the third area is the most important.  Our pastor challenged us Sunday to read through the Bible from beginning to end this  year.  I can see this one being the hardest to do…though I did get caught up tonight.  But that is the thing, I already had to get caught up.  That makes me a little sad. 

Yet should it?  I am not setting out to be perfect, I am setting out to discipline myself so that I might improve…never reaching perfect, but getting closer.

1 Corinthians 9:27

but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.     (New American Standard Bible)

Won’t you join me this year as I grow in discipline?

Survive til you Thrive!

7 Responses to Word for the Year

  1. That is a wonderful word for 2012.
    It forces us to move forward and to keep our goals in check.
    I hope that this word stays with you all year.
    And a half marathon? Holy crap woman! Go you.

  2. Discipline scares me. I know it's something I definitely need more of, but thinking of it makes me feel overwhelmed. You are truly amazing. I can't wait to see what you accomplish this year.

  3. I suck at discipline and it frightens me. Or rather it did, and I did before last year. Last year my word was "committed," and boy was I challenged to stay committed to doing things, even the simplest of things. But focusing on that word helped me tons in the discipline department. I still suck at it, I just don't suck as bad 🙂

    You're such an inspiration to me, I love your posts and your word for this year. You're kicking major bootay woman, and I'll be here with you the whole year to see you kick & conquer more, cheering you on with each step.

  4. A word for the year post! That is interesting. I might have to do one too.

    I like your goal of reading through the Bible. It sounds like you have some control over your other areas of discipline already. And you are right. Even if you don't finish you will probably read more than you would without your discipline challenge.

  5. Thank you ladies for your amazing comments. They brought tears to my eyes.

  6. Robin | Farewell, Stranger

    I think if the word sits right with you and it brings you what you need, that's great. And we'll be here to make sure you don't beat yourself up. 😉

    I hope this year brings you all the good you deserve.

  7. Thank you Robin. Surprise, surprise, since I wrote about my exercise discipline, I have actually taken a day off (yesterday). I missed the exercise but didn't freak out!

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