I’ve heard several people recently mention their word for the year. My first thought was, how cool! My next thought was that I didn’t have a “word for the year.” So I started praying about it. Almost immediately, the word purpose came to my mind. So, I looked up the definition of purpose.
The reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.
Purpose. I love the definition above for this word. There have been many times when I was uncertain about my purpose. Maybe because I couldn’t understand situations in my life. Maybe because I couldn’t see a tangible “result” in the natural world, in day to day life. It may seem a little strange, but as soon as the word purpose came to my mind, a sense of assurance came with it. Like God was saying “yes, trust me, rest assured that I’ve got you.” No, I didn’t have some huge revelation of some very important job or accomplishment I would do, but more like a gentle nudge of encouragement from the Lord to “keep on keeping on, that each day is not wasted if I’m living if for Him.” We don’t always have answers to questions, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still have purpose and direction in our lives.
If you don’t have a “word for the year”, I encourage you to pray about it and see what the Lord reveals to you.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.