My One Word
I’ve been a little slow to the party on this one.
I just couldn’t get settled on a word and then I wasn’t sure I really liked the word that God kept whispering to me.
H U M I L I T Y
It’s painful to even type it because to commit to it is to acknowledge that I need it…
And so begins the battle with humility’s arch enemy – pride.
But humility it is because I need it to be more defining of my life.
“All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, ‘God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.’ Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.” 1 Peter 5:5-6
“When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.” Proverbs 11:2
“Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.” James 4:10
“He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.” Psalm 25:9
“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” Ephesians 4:2
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.” Philippians 2:3
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
“For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” Luke 14:11
There seems to be no shortage of support for why this word should be my word for 2011.
How about you? Have you selected One Word for 2011?