I’ve been contemplating and planning my goals for the new year for several weeks now. Last year instead of an actual list of resolutions, I chose a word.


My word for 2012 was INTENTIONAL. With the intent to center my attention on homemaking. I sought out last year to be intentional in every area of my homemaking, encouraging you to do likewise. I found it very encouraging to simply work on one goal instead of one million that I’d start and never seem to finish.Choosing one word enabled me to accomplish more by working on just one goal. I loved it, and it really helped me follow through my year of being Intentional.

So as 2012 was coming to a close, I had a huge mental list of goals I wanted to accomplish for 2013 – and I just couldn’t decide on one word.  After contemplating many words, I realized I had fallen into the trap of selfishness. I was so consumed with my own goals, and frivolous happiness, forgetting who holds all things.

My eyes fell upon this verse while reading in my devotions


You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely. You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful.  Psalm 139:1-6

Lord, search me, and know my heart!

The past few days of 2013 the Lord has already been reminding me to write my plans, goals and desires in pencil and give Him the eraser. So I came to the conclusion I really had one goal that needed focusing on: to live everyday and every moment for JESUS! But, such a new years resolution can only be attainable with God’s grace, and never my own. So this year I’ll be asking myself these questions often.

  • Am I spending time on God’s priorities? 
  • Am I living worthy of the calling I have received through JESUS?
  • Is this bringing glory to Him?


The Lord always gives us everything we need for life and godliness – when we look to Him alone.So this year I’ve chosen the word FOCUS

Dictionary Definition

A distinct vision, a clear image, a state or condition permitting clear perception or understanding, a direction, a point of concentration.
Applied Bible Verses:
Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus. Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.  Philippians 3:12-14
Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2
I want my mind, my mouth, my hands, my heart, my entire life to be in clear FOCUS on Jesus Christ. I pray that during the year 2013 – I will FOCUS in and fix my eyes on Jesus Christ throughout every area of my life, more than I ever have before. I desire to have my entire life in the perfect center of my FOCUS – My Lord Jesus.
If I’m in complete FOCUS of the foundation of my life – Jesus, everything else that flows from my life will be in the place it was intended to be.
So where is your FOCUS for 2013?
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