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What is Your One Word for the New Year?

Inspired by the One Word concept created by One Word that Will Change Your Life a book by Jon Gordon, Dan Britton, and Jimmy Page. I have chosen a new word for 2016. What will your One Word be for the New Year?

What is Your One Word for the New Year

In 2015 I had chosen Service as my One Word, by setting the expectation up front it gave me a goal for the year. As I reflect on the past year, I believe service was a perfect choice. I pushed my comfort levels and began to be heavily involved with several nonprofits and other organizations within my community. I found myself serving others and utilizing my talents in ways I never had imagined.

As we move into the new year it is my prayer that I will witness the same power this coming year. I pray that you will be able to find one word that will renew and re-energize your year. My word comes from taking my time and spending it in prayerful communion with my Father. I feel this word has been laid on my spirit, and that it reflects His plan for me over the next year.

My One Word for the New Year of 2016 will be Fearless!

I have lived my life bound by fear, held prisoner to the opinions of others, 2016 will be the year I break free. By facing my own fears, I will be able to comfort and guide others. In owning the courage to defeat the fears that stand between me and my God-given gifts, I will make 2016 the best year yet.

Many of you will see the scales shed before your own eyes as I battle my own shortcomings to become the warrior I was born to be. Part of the struggle will be on paper as I work through the editing and publishing process of my first book. Fear no longer stands in my way, only editors and publishers do. I will also be stepping out in faith and have already scheduled a couple of speaking events this year and will be scheduling more. Anyone that is a public speaker of any caliber knows the fear that is encountered before stepping on stage.

In following the one word promise throughout 2016, I look forward to putting on the armor of His word as I face my fears. This year is already set to be an incredible year in my life, I look forward to sharing it with you. In turn, I would love to hear about your One Word. If you have not yet chosen one, go to this link for more information on the book, the process and helpful tips on how you to can live by One Word.




About Charles Johnston

Charles is a Christian, husband and father of fur-kids who shares his walk with others in hopes to help other's along the way.

8 Replies

  1. Mine is “Tenacity”!

    1. Good one Steve! I look forward to seeing what 2016 brings for you brother, keep pressing in.

  2. Victor as in victim or victor.

    1. I would think it would have to be victor in your case David!

  3. Awesome! Fearless is such a great word! And you know it’s something I’m always working on myself! I’m so excited for you to be in the editing process for your book now!

    My word is Receive. Still learning what it will mean for me this year, as I felt God lay this word strongly on my heart when it wasn’t even on my radar!

    1. Receive, such a good one as you prepare to receive one of God’s biggest blessings into this world this year. Thanks for sharing and all your support Jordan!

  4. Candace Crosby

    Perseverance ~ standing on the word of God and continuing to embrace each day with it’s opportunities. Congratulations on the speaking engagements. Sometimes the waiting for the actual commencement is more intimidating than the actual speech. Good luck, my friend!

    1. Perseverance, what a good word to help you press on through the daily struggles. Continuing to press into His word will guide you throughout the year.