How to Choose Your One Word Resolution for the Year

Faith Resolution

Why choose one word?

Choosing a godly characteristic that God wants for you in your life truly has the ability to transform your life.

Seriously. Resolutions are hard to keep. Goals are hard to meet, no matter how many action steps you plan. I'm not telling you this to discourage you from making them. I'm simply saying, if you really want to meet all of your goals, choosing ONE WORD to be your focus will help you meet a lot more goals than simply making goals such as I will finish writing that book and I will lose weight. But if you choose a word such as Discipline for the year, it would help keep you focused to be disciplined to work out, eat healthy and write. You may not work out and write every day, but you would be much more likely to get back in the habit, because you are focused on your one word, and as an awesome bonus, you may see that word spill out into other areas of your life too. Score!

Can I choose a new word any time?

Yep! This doesn't have to be a New Years thing. I had the word Victory as my word for about two years. I set Intentional as my word for the year one year until June when God whispered the word Embrace to me, and I was set on a journey to embrace a lot of things in my life that I hadn't before--hence the name and theme of this blog. Another time I had set Confidence as my word of the year in January, but around May, God gave both my husband and I the word Flourish before we were to move to another part of the state, and it encouraged and inspired us during that major life transition. Our eyes were open to all the ways we did indeed flourish once we had claimed and focused on that word.

I recommend that you choose a word you are willing to be intentional about for as long as it takes.

How to choose your one word resolution for the year

How do I choose my word?

List of potential words to choose from

one word

The sky is the limit, but hopefully God is putting one word in particular on your heart to focus on.

If you still need a little help choosing a word, this is a fun online quiz you can take.

Making your goals that align with your one word

Write down goals you have for yourself that are:

  1. Outside your comfort zone, but still achievable

  2. Cover a variety of areas in your life to keep you well-rounded and growing in multiple areas that matter to you

  1. Bring meaning, purpose, and excitement to your life

How can I keep focused on my word?

Here's to choosing one word that has the potential to change your life!


P.S. Please share with us in the comments below the word you've chosen to help transform your life and help you meet your goals. 🙂