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HEY 2016! HERE WE COME

By January 6, 2016 4 Comments

one word 20162Beginning with the end in mind isn’t so much about goal setting, it’s more like painting a picture of what your year will look like from the end backwards.

Try it.

Close your eyes and envision yourself looking back on your 2016, what do you see? What would you want said about your life as a result of how you lived?

ONE WORD

At North Pointe we’re following a process borrowed from our friends at “OneWord365”

For the past five years we’ve selected ONE WORD to prophetically shape the coming year.

Our words have been: “REACH,” “AWAKEN,” “COURAGEOUS,” and “HOPE.”

What ONE WORD would you want summing up your year?

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Your ONE WORD

Your WORD – it can be a discipline, character trait, or attribute of God – will become the compass that directs your decisions and guides your steps.

You may end up adopting North Pointe’s ONE WORD as your WORD for 2016 – “FEARLESS.”

That’s what I have chosen to do.

The word “Fearless” has already helped me make some critical decisions. I’ve asked myself, “Is this a fearless choice?”Fearless Facebook

How To Find Your ONE WORD

  1. Pick ONE WORD that sums up who you believe God wants you to be or how He wants you to live your life. One word you can focus on every day, all year long in 2016.

This single act forces clarity.

The WORD becomes your intention, prayer, hope, and direction. It provides a sticky, and effective tool for creating personal change at the heart level.

  1. Let your WORD guide your decisions and be a catalyst for growth.
  1. Staying focused on your WORD will help you to grow in the right direction so that you can actually see God working in your life.

Be Careful

Discover YOUR One Word for the year…but be careful.

As soon as you discover your word, the battle will begin.

God will use your word as a light and a mirror – illuminating your path and revealing things that need to change.

Your One Word will facilitate a great journey of highs and lows.One Word 2016

Be Effective

* Keep your ONE WORD where you’ll see it.

* I write my ONE WORD on the pages of my daily journal for the first couple of weeks of the year.

* Share it with others – it might just change their life.

ONE WORD is all it takes for a new beginning or a happy ending.

APPLICATION: Download this YouVersion 4-day devotional to help discover your One Word vision for 2016. Please let me know what your One Word is for 2016. Thank you.


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Bob Jones

Author Bob Jones

Pastor at North Pointe Community Church for 27 years. Happily married to Jocelyn for 38 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vinnie; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three gorgeous daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love being a pastor and inspiring faith in Jesus through communicating, blogging, counseling and coaching. I enjoy running, reading, writing and ball hockey. Fan of the Esks and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers

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