One Word Challenge 2021

The same word kept appearing in my devotionals and in my books that I was reading. Have this ever happened to you?

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 7 years now.

This year, my word for 2021 is Cultivate.

I love this definition of cultivate: “To foster the growth of something, to nourish something.”  As I was reading, the word cultivate was paired up with worship, wisdom, a life of prayer, intentionality, connection, and joy.  All of these spoke to me, and it was crystal clear that I want to foster growth in these areas.

My sister even made me a Christmas Ornament with my new word for 2021!

So, I am praying for God to use this word, Cultivate to grow me this next year!

In past years, I will sometimes chose a second word.  However, after hearing all those phenomenal words that cultivate was paired with, I am going to focus on them as my secondary words.  

What is your word for 2021?

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

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