Bold- One Word Challenge 2022

Have you ever had the same word keep popping up in the books you are reading?

Each New Year, I pick one word that I want to focus on. Instead of making resolutions, I choose a word that sums up who I want to be or how I want to live the following year.  I have participated in this One Word Challenge for over eight years now.

This year, my word for 2022 is BOLD.

In the book of Acts, I love how the people are amazed and describe Peter and John as ordinary men who speak with boldness because they have been with Jesus. Check out a couple different versions of Acts 4:13 below:

“The council members were astonished as they witnessed the bold courage of Peter and John, especially when they discovered that they were just ordinary men who had never had religious training. Then they began to understand the effect Jesus had on them simply by spending time with him. Acts 4:13 The Passion Translation

 “When the Council saw the boldness of Peter and John and could see that they were obviously uneducated non-professionals, they were amazed and realized what being with Jesus had done for them!” Acts 4:13 Living Bible

I also want to speak and live boldly because I have spent time with Jesus!

So this 2022, I am praying for boldness and inviting the Holy Spirit into my ministry: my Depth podcast, my book, my speaking, and my writing as well as my motherhood and all areas of my life.

Note: My college roommate and I love to meet at the beach and write our words in the sand.  It is a tradition we have done for the last 4-5 years. So thankful for a gorgeous sunny day earlier this week. Just wanted to share with you a couple of the pictures.

What is your word for 2022?

I want to encourage you to choose a word for next year.  Where does God want you to focus?  I would love to hear your word and why you chose it, so please share in the comments below.

Love, Jodi


  1. Angela on December 29, 2021 at 6:16 am

    My one word is WORTHY. I have lived in shame all my life by staying in my past. I am learning to believe that I am WORTHY enough to spending time in His word. I now have accountability to stay in the word. I am also working on believing that I am worth being loved by God.

    • Jodi Rosser on December 29, 2021 at 7:38 am

      Angela, This is a powerful word, and I love that you chose it this year. I want you to know that God does love you so much, and He already calls you worthy! I pray you can believe this truth in your soul! Spending time with Him in the Word will be so life-giving for you. Praying for you sister! So proud of you!
      Love, Jodi

    • Linda N on December 29, 2021 at 1:13 pm

      I want to be filled with the joy of the Lord, have it overflow into my relationships, & stir up the desire in others to find the same source of joy for themselves.

      • Jodi Rosser on January 1, 2022 at 9:36 am

        Great word Linda! I also want to be filled with the joy of the Lord and have it overflow into my relationships! Praying this for both of us! Thanks for sharing!

        Love, Jodi

  2. Micki on December 29, 2021 at 7:55 am

    Jodi, I love this idea! My word for 2022 is courage. I am praying for the courage to make the changes I need to make in my life.

    • Jodi Rosser on December 29, 2021 at 8:05 am

      Thanks Micki! I love your word, courage for 2022! I will be praying for courage for you too friend! Loved seeing you at the Holidays!
      Love, Jodi

  3. Kelly Blackwell on December 29, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Love your word Jodi! I have the word ABIDE for 2022. My payer is for my life, my work, my everything come from a place of connection with Jesus and a heart leaning into the encouragements of God’s word and the direction of the Holy Spirit.

    • Jodi Rosser on December 29, 2021 at 11:22 am

      Thanks Kelly! I love your word too! Abide is such a strong one- love the passage of scripture in John 15 about abiding and the Vine! Praying this for you too!
      Love, Jodi

      • Sabrina on December 30, 2021 at 4:35 pm

        Hi, there! My word is the same as last year. I don’t think I did so well so I’m going to give it another go. My word is consistency. I need this practice in many areas of my life because I wear a lot of hats. Thanking God in advance for His Amazing Grace.

        • Jodi Rosser on January 1, 2022 at 9:27 am

          Sabrina, Consistency is a great word choice. Thanking God for His Amazing Grace too!
          Love, Jodi

  4. Kathleen on December 29, 2021 at 12:11 pm

    I chose Endurance as my word for the year. It’s from Hebrews 10:36, “For you have need of endurance after you have done the will of God in order to receive the promise.” It’s key to my transition to a new chapter in my life, where I am finding peace and contentment near my son and grandchildren. It’s a challenge to relocate and trust in the Lord’s provision to meet all my needs. I need to endure any negativity or attacks from the enemy as I re-establish myself in this new community.

    • Jodi Rosser on January 1, 2022 at 9:33 am

      Kathleen, Endurance is a great word and I love your key verse! I will be praying you find peace and contentment and can trust the Lord’s provision.
      Love, Jodi

  5. Anna G. on December 29, 2021 at 1:08 pm

    My word for 2022 is Refine. I chose it because Father gave it to me. This year Father has been tempering me and this next year, He is going to refine me this next year. I will embrace what He has for me. He’s preparing me for something great as I wait.

    • Jodi Rosser on January 1, 2022 at 9:35 am

      Anna, praying for you as God refines you! Love your word! When it comes to the refining process, I like to say, Embrace the Chisel! Love, Jodi

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