Commit – My One Word for 2015

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Happy New Year! Hope you gals and guys had a wonderful Christmas Season. It’s been over a week since I have taken time to write. While away, my intention was to spend treasured time with family and for so much needed introspection. Both of which were accomplished. The latter went in a direction, I did not expect. More on that later.

Waking early one morning, I unearthed the digital copy of my 2014 goals eager to see what I had accomplished. To my dismay, many of these lofty goals had gone undone. I had plans but failed to complete what I set out to do. I felt a sense of defeat and found myself throwing a mini-pity party where I was the chief celebrant rousing the popular chorus of “Woe is Me.”. In the midst of the ugly face and my pouted lips, God decided to rain on my parade. Instead of spending any more time wallowing in the what could have been, I decided to take time to pray. I read some of God’s promises and sought Him with my concerns. What would HE have me to do in 2015? It is obvious that the plans that I had for myself, although good, lacked direction. I did not want to enter 2015 with the same mindset that I had in 2014. Something had to change. I obviously needed help.

Join the movement- - #ASKFORTHENATIONS

I will not describe myself as a planner, but when faced with new opportunities like that of a new year, ideas start swirling in my mind. What great things can I accomplish? How can I make myself better? What can I add to my life? Well honestly, none of these questions were answered. In the shower one morning, I extended my hands and said, “God,  I will do whatever you want me to do. What do you want me to do in 2015? His answer came in a whisper but with great authority. It was a simple response – One that had nothing to do with me. One that had nothing to do with my previous goals. It was one that required much sacrifice. More of Him, Less of me. His response – “Ask For The Nations”

Huh?….What did that even mean? “Ask For The Nations!” What type of goal is this?

Before I knew it, I began humming this worship song by Hillsong. It started to become clear. God wanted me to pray for the nations. Not a one time general prayer but a daily commitment to call each nation by name as I laid their needs before Him. Fear started to set in. I became a bit overwhelmed wanting to trade this request for something a bit simpler…easily doable…one that required little labor yet great reward. I wrestled in my heart about this. Do I even know what it looks like to pray for 195 nations many of which I had no clue even existed.

Then this One Word came to me as my heart shook:

“COMMIT!”

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Commitment has always been hard for me and God knows it. One of my weaknesses is follow through, I start projects that I am completely amped about but midway through find myself facing great discouragement and wanting to quit. What if I faltered with this? What if I failed?  This year. His call for me was one of direct obedience. His command was to commit myself to HIM and commit all plans to HIM. He had to remind me that I was not alone. That HE was there every step of the way and would send a group of people with a similar heart for the nations. HE would do the impossible.

In the shower that morning, it was if I had a revelation:

Though He may give a vision to one person, HIS expectation is that HIS vision be accomplished by many. It was not His intent for me to pray on my own but rally a group of men and women from across the globe to join me. On December 30th in the shower that morning, a movement began with one act of faith: A desire to commit this moment–this yes–this year to the Lord. Will you join me?

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This year, I join my faith with many of my friends, old and new,  near and far,  both physically and virtually to ASK FOR THE NATIONS.  If this compels you and you want to be a part of what God is doing with this movement and among the nations, I ask you to join me by simply commenting “I’m in” then going here for further instructions and updates. Throughout the year as you pause to pray,  share it with your tribe and your people by using hasthag #AskForTheNations.

Let’s set the world ablaze for God’s glory.  All He desires from us is a YES!

Commit 2015 - Jonathan Edwards Commitment

 

 

This year, my heart is open, my Trendy Day Designer is open and my hands are open asking GOD that He lead as I follow.  I will give Him my best yes. *Cue Adventure Music*

*Shout Out to Traci Michele for creating my Kimberley B One Word Smalllogo at the top of my post.

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  • How wonderful to feel such God-led passion in your new year plans! I wish you blessings as you commit to follow His path for your year ahead!

  • Camilla, frekuhl.com

    Beautifully written post!

  • I love this! Commit is a great word of the year! I need one for sure!

  • Tauheedah Muhammad

    I’m in

  • Kim Seghers

    Your posts are always so well written. I love reading your what you write. I think Commit is a great word for the New Year! I need to find me a word! Have a Happy New Year! Kim

  • Alli Smith

    Commit is such a great word for 2015! Proverbs 16:3 is one of my favorite scripture verses. I picked one word for 2014 and I’m in for 2015, too.

  • Julie Pierce

    Beautifully written post and I’m SO glad to have discovered your blog today! “I’m in”!

  • Jeanine

    Amazingly well said. I love your word, I’ve been seeing a lot of people choose words for the year and I think this is just a brilliant idea! Wishing you a wonderful 2015 ahead!

  • Definitely a great, and challenging, word for the year. I wish you all the very best of success in 2015!

  • iluv2globetrot

    Love!! This is such a beautiful task and Committing is indeed something great to work on in 2015. Absolutely love your writing.

  • Jedidja

    Beautifully said. Thanks, I love your one-word.

    http://kostbaar.blogspot.nl/

  • This is definitely a great word! Best of luck for 2015

  • Why does the follow through have to be so hard sometimes? I wish it just came natural, but then there would be no sacrifice. God bless you this journey, and thank you for the reminder to pray for the Nations!

  • Great stuff Kim. More word is DO. I’m putting even more feet to my faith! Happy New Year

  • Emily

    What a great word for the year! I was just thinking about how I never follow through on projects and I’m trying to fix that! And a great reminder it is so important to commit all of our plans to God!!

  • Cece

    Great word and excellent post, Kim. Yes, commit – a great word for the new year and beyond.

  • Dr. Bola

    I started the practice of receiving a word for the year in 2014 and boy how that inspired word sustained me through the turbulence of 2014.

    Did it again for 2015 and I holding on to God’s promises.

  • I struggle with following through too. Commit is such a wonderful word for the year.

  • Jessica Rae

    Great word! I too find myself doing this a lot. I second guess myself and my capabilities. My word this year though will be Family. I plan to make the most of the time I spend with them this year to make it a year to remember.

  • Tara Joy

    This is absolutely remarkable! I’m In!! 🙂

  • Beautiful post. Thank you for sharing. I will be following.

  • RattlesandHeels

    This is truly remarkable. God’s whispers can be so loud. Blessing to you in the New Year!

  • I think this is a great idea. Commit is a word that will help in that for sure. I think it is neat to pick a word for the year. I think I picked Peace last year. God bless.

  • Christine St.Vil

    This was such a powerful post Kim, and I love that one simple but dynamic word: commit. My word for the year is to Give. I look forward to following the #askforthenations. Thanks so much for sharing!

  • This was very inspiring Kim! I love the word commit. I’m sill thinking on mine, but I think it’ll be transparency or vulnerability. 🙂 Thanks for this beautiful post.

  • Stephanie

    What a perfect word for a new year, full of opportunities.

  • We share some of the same struggles. Follow through. I get bored easy lol I keep telling myself it is just a trait of creative people. It’s my big one for the year but I defined it with the word “growth”. I want to grow in every area of my life and that means follow through as well. I love this post!

  • Michelle Westbrook

    Powerful and inspiring post!

    Thank you for linking up to the New Year Resolutions & Goals #linkup. I shared your post on StumbleUpon and Pinterest!

  • I so enjoy your inspirational posts. Thanks for being quiet enough to hear His voice.

  • Sharon Johnson

    Wow..amazing share Kim! I’m the same way with great ideas and not so great follow thru. That’s why I committed to #my500words too. It’s great to connect with inspiring people like you. Keep it up. Love your share!

  • Jennifer Bennett

    I loved this!!!! I love how transparent you are. God bless you sweet blogging sister.