It’s the beginning of a NEW YEAR, and it’s been OVER a year since my last post. I’m not promising that I will do much better this year, but I will do my best as I have so much to share about what God is doing in my life and through Restoration Church.
I want to start off the year by sharing my
resolution one word. That’s right, no specific resolutions this year that I most likely won’t keep anyways, but I will be focusing on ONE WORD that God has given me.
Check out myoneword.org for more info on this whole idea.
Basically, the concept is PRAYING about the ONE WORD that God wants you to FOCUS on throughout the year. Something that you may need to GROW in, or perhaps you will be facing, etc…
So instead of many resolutions, you are allowing God to guide you through His Word and the ONE WORD that He is speaking to you.
After praying and seeking God about MY ONE WORD, I believe He has called me to focus on RESILIENCE. Adapting to adversity. Resilience is the ability to roll with the punches.
I believe that as we get close to wrapping up our first year of church planting, we are going to need RESILIENCE. As we seek to better reach our community, we are going to need RESILIENCE. As I strive to be a better husband, daddy, pastor, and leader, I’m going to need RESILIENCE.
It’s about “rolling with the punches” and trusting God to get you through.
Here are some CHARACTERISTICS of RESILIENCE:
1. Internal focus of control
2. Strong self-esteem, self-efficiency
3. Have personal goals
4. Sense of meaningfulness
5. Can us past successes to confront current challenges
6. Can view stress as a challenge/way to get stronger
7. Use humor, patience, tolerance, and optimism
8. Can adapt to change
9. Action-orientated approach
10. Have strong relationships and ask for help
11. Have FAITH
I’m looking FORWARD to my ONE WORD and what God is going to TEACH me through it.
What’s Your One Word?