|(Repost from Jan 2019)|
Non-baseball, but I think you’re gonna like this.
Dabo’s quote yesterday about his word for the year made me want to share a personal story….
….because my wife and I do this same thing.
Not sure your feelings about God (I’m a fan), so if you’re not a fan or undecided , don’t worry – just hang with me for a sec.
(Well maybe worry just a little:)
For the last few years she and I have prayed for a word for the upcoming year. We usually have to let it marinate for a while, but every time there seems to a specific word that seems to stand out.
Last year my word was Expansion. I felt like I was being called to “expand my territory”, specifically with Baseball Notes.
I had a lot of content I thought was good – but I wasn’t promoting it mostly because I was a little intimidated about “putting myself out there”, ya know?
So anyway, 2018 we went from like 800 followers to 14k on FB, not to mention a few other channels. Expand indeed!
This year, my wife feels like her word is “Transform“.
She just settled on this word this past weekend, we talk about it and are like “Whoa that’s a pretty big word!”
She’s gone down the health rabbit hole trying to find an eczema solution for our daughter and has taken a big interest in health.
So she had been thinking about getting her integrative medicine certification…which is no small time and money investment…and we were torn, so we prayed for clarity on the issue.
Again, this was this past weekend.
On Monday, two days ago as I type this, she sends me this screenshot of her email from the program:
“Does that word resonate with you?”
Just a little, haha.
Clarity = received.
So my wife may have a new career path in front of her.
As for me, it’s 9 days into the new year and I haven’t settled on a word just yet.
I’ve been hoping “Sugar Mama” is my word but it’s feeling a little forced.
I share this to encourage you to pray for a word for 2019.
And if you’ve never prayed before or haven’t been into the God thing, I’d REALLY encourage you to try it also.
I first thought it was kinda hippy-dippy but did it anyway because a few smart people I respect did it…and I’m so glad I did.
What could it hurt? There’s something here and I would hate for anyone to miss out on it.
If you have questions on it feel free to reach out. I don’t have all of the answers (or even half) but would love to chat.
And once you’ve got your word, share it with me, I’d love to hear!