The One Word 365 I have chosen for 2014 is "esteem."
By definition, esteem means to value, treasure, respect, appreciate. But the synonym that really cinched it for me was consider — a word that has recently come up as something I needed to do more of.
If you have been reading my blog in the last few months, I have been writing a lot about worth and how I view myself.
“No one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it” (Ephesians 5:29)
Yet, I did not choose self-esteem, which would have made the focus entirely on me. I know that ultimately I wish to esteem God and God alone, lest my esteem result in any kind of idolatry.
Choosing "esteem" to focus on this year is both a positive and a scary proposition. I am open and eager to see what God has in store this year.
Have you chosen a word for 2014? Please share in the comments, if you wish.
Don't quite understand what all this "one word" stuff is? Check out the One Word 365 website for more info.
And I'm linking with Mary DeMuth's #pic4year on her blog. Read more here.