As I prayed on the year ahead, I looked back on this last year. In 2016, my word of the year was prosper.
Prosper: the condition of being successful or thriving
I wanted my relationships, career, finances, and everything in between to be prosperous - and it was. That year wasn't proclaimed for me to experience success but more so to glorify God with my blessings. Each area of my life was under extreme pressure and required not only my attention but discernment to do the right things and devote the time required. I think you can almost describe this last year as one of harvest.
For 2017, my word of the year is value.
Value: (noun) the regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth
(verb) consider to be important or beneficial
This word encapsulates everything I want to be, give, do, and feel. The word value brings it all together. I pray I have a spirit of joy and constant desire to be a person of value, give value to others, do things of value, and feel my value through my faith in Jesus Christ. Here's to 2017!