“Humble yourselves before The Lord and he will lift you up.” James 4:10 (NIV)
This past fall, while I was a resident of a care center for rehabilitation for my broken ankle, I found myself thinking about my ‘one word’ for this year. One evening, my pastor came to visit. I told him I tried to thank the CNA’s even if they picked up a tissue off the floor. I continued to tell him I could not do it for myself. I also told him that being laid up like that was very humbling.
One day, I made a list of several words that I thought would be good words to use to guide me through the months of this year. After I returned home, I found that list and made my decision.
In case you cannot figure it out, I chose the word “humble.” Earlier this month, I had a very personal experience that truly did humble me. If I shared it with people, I believe I would come across as boasting; so I refrain from talking about it. God knows the particulars of the story.
Each year I have chosen one word to be mindful of, I have found that particular word grabs my attention every time I read it or hear it in conversation. I spend time searching the scriptures for my particular word and am never disappointed. Later in the year, I will share scriptures.
What adventures have you had with one of the words you chose for a particular year?