2016 Word of the Year

I can already feel that 2016 is going to be a big year. You can see a lot happened in 2015 in my prior post and I know I saw substantial growth!

I'm dubbing 2016 the year of the "hustle".

I want to work hard and see it pay off. I don't want to complain about my job, or other of life's circumstances. I don't want to be in debt, I want my car paid off, I want to start working on a business that I can create and dream up and see come to fruition. I'm ready for this to be my year: mentally, spiritually, financially, physically, and emotionally. 

I prayed and asked God what word He saw for me this year. I've received one in 2014 and 2015. 2014 was FOCUS and 2015 was Perseverance. 2016 is going to be the hardest year yet, but if I really FOCUS on this word and PERSEVERE through the hard times, the growth will be exponential.   This word encompasses all of my thoughts and goals this year. This word is something I should always be striving for.

DRUM ROLL PLEASE!

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Stewardship is a very big word. In that this is not an easy task. But I'm so grateful I won't be doing it alone. I know this year is going to be my hardest year yet. I know it's going to be taxing and complicated and tiring and frustrating and stretching and fulfilling and blessed and awesome and big and grand and spectacular and epic. 

We are all called to be stewards. Stewards of our time, our talent, our money, our world, our relationships, our stuff. If you have control over something, you are a steward. Sadly, I've been treating myself, my stuff, and everything else poorly. I'm tired of it. I'm tired of a messy car and room. Where I'll clean it and then it just "blows up" again. It's not because I'm not trying, but I'm not being a steward of what has been given to me. Life is hard and somehow I'm making it harder for myself! 

This year will be learning to take care of me, my finances, my dreams and goals, and my world.

Each month I'll introduce a word for that month. I know it's already towards the end of January, but, I'm going to work my hardest at accomplishing these things. My life has been sub-par recently and that's my own fault for not turning it around. But I've picked myself up from the muck and I've started to see that there will be a light at the end of the tunnel if I push myself! So, stay tuned for the word for January. I'll talk a little bit more how that word came about and how it fits into the word of the year.

Do you have a word for the year? A focus? I sure hope so, it helps us grow and become people on purpose. :) I want to hear about your goals for the year too. Don't you worry your pretty little heads. I'll share my goals for the year as well. Sadly, I've been slow moving this month, but the momentum is buiding! Also, look for a readers survey and some other fun stuff to come! This year is the year of the hustle!