Choose Your ‘Word’

I love having a word for every year I’m privileged to experience. I started this practice a while back. The first couple of years that I started this, I chose my word “Start over” and “Focus” but for the last few years, words have been chosen for me through my discernment.


Dr Myles Munroe, in his book The Principles And Power Of Vision (2003), describes a Vision as:


The ability to see farther than your physical eyes can look, to see not just what is, but also what can be – and to make it a reality.

Myles Munroe

From the above, it can be said that another way to define vision is to view it as the ability to see beyond the circumstances and physical eye into a situation.

Like I said, I love having a word for a year that would serve as one of the powerful tools to help me navigate through that year. This is because it brings meaning, focus and joy. It shines the light on what I want to create. It’s a a gentle reminder that brings me back whenever I seem to lose myself.

Also, there are deeper and richer meanings to the Vision that God reveals to me as the year unfolds.

Visions can be preceived in two open-ended ways; they can either be divinely informed through dreams like those of Joseph the dreamer, or they could come as prophecies from God (like Apostle Peter’s vision to the church).

Have you ever experienced choosing a word to focus on, that you were so sure of but (maybe because of some underlying factors) considered it impossible to attain and you pushed it aside to focus on other things?

One way to look at it is to consider it being a promise from God, bound to be fulfilled at an appointed time, like we see in Habakkuk:

For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

Habakkuk 2:3 (KJV)

Choose to have a word for year 2022, make it plain with God that will mark a powerful experience in guidance. If you don’t have a word for the year, I’m inviting you to get one word that will empowers you to achieve your goals.

Your word is a force of the universe.

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