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My One Word for 2016

My one word for 2016 is FOCUS.  I'm getting tired of another year passing by without completing a goal I've had for several years. The urgent always seems to get in the way. Before I realize it, another day, weekend, month and then year have gone by.

Let me tell you something. The older you get, the faster time seems to go by.

This morning during my quiet time, I was so blessed as I read this Scripture:

"In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation." 
Psalm 5:3 (NIV)

In order for me to have focus in 2016, I need to spend time with the Lord and to hear His voice. I don't want to go through this time as another completed task on my to-do list.

When I drive, I need to heed the stop signs and traffic signals. To navigate through this life with focus, I need daily guidance from the Lord.  

I can easily get sidetracked in life when I don't pay attention to the warnings. (I couldn't resist sharing this warning sign with you.)

It's so easy for me to go down a rabbit hole. That's how I describe it to my husband. I start out with the intention of working on my book. But then I get a prompt that I have a new message in my email or a friend posted something on Facebook. It gets my attention and off I go. Before I realize it, an hour has passed by without any progress on my writing.

I need focus!

So my plan for 2016 is to FOCUS on listening to His soft voice as He leads and guides me. I want to use the gifts He has given me to be a blessing to others.

I am linking up with Bonnie of Faith Barista for One Word Coffee Wednesday.

Blessings and love,

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