One Word 2011…

my friend Alece, over at www.gritandglory.com has taken the initiative to encourage her readers and online community to choose one word, one simple, powerful word in place of a New Year’s Resolution. one word to focus on. one word to hold on to. one word to keep you going. one word to remind you of what had been purposed for this year.

my word, interestingly enough is

Resolute

1: marked by firm determination
2: bold; steady
much like: decisive, do-or-die, firm, hell-bent, intent, purposeful, resolved, set, single-minded.

i don’t discuss my fight often. i have no room to complain really. it chose me and i chose it back. but i have been engaged in a battle unfit for a lady. a battle with a system, a resolute system, determined to remind me that it is a disease which may not be curable. a flawed system, built of steel, has left me bruised and my muscles worn and weary. but oh, that i be resolute, bold and steady, fit and ready, watchful and patient, sober and resilient… facing this year with strength fortified in His truth and wisdom infiltrated with His brilliance.
  • that i be resolute when i am feeling alone and tempted to compromise just to gain companionship.
  • that i be resolute when i am feeling weak and tempted to submit just to find some relief.
  • that i be resolute when i am feeling impatient and tempted to acquiesce and orchestrate another path.
  • that i be resolute when i am feeling hopeless and tempted to succumb and give up on myself.
  • that i be resolute when i am feeling overwhelmed and tempted to concede and run away from it all.
  • that i be resolute when i am feeling ostracized and tempted to comply and just shut up already.
that i be resolute on behalf of what just may come of it,
what just may await on the other side of it,
what just may be in need of it…
this year i have resolved to be Resolute.

 

“Keep your eyes open, hold tight to your convictions, give it all you’ve got, be resolute,

and love without stopping.”

I Corinthians 16:13-14

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  1. Julia…what transparency. I pray you have increased strength to be resolute and to maintain what you will achieve in doing so.

    I applaud you.

      • JuliaKate
      • January 3rd, 2011

      i am feeling that transparency in a whole new way, it has left me spent. i am learning to give in to His strength, wisdom, and sweet sweet peace. thank you for your encouragement friend.

  2. love your one word. It’s somethin kinda FIERCE πŸ™‚

      • JuliaKate
      • January 4th, 2011

      lol! i’m feeling something kinda fierce my friend, but at the same time i’m feeling vulnerable and tenderhearted. it’s not easy to stay tender while engaged in battle, but it’s necessary. Love you! read your One Word last night. looking forward to commenting today.

  3. a strong word. wishing you courage in the fight.
    kath

      • JuliaKate
      • January 4th, 2011

      thank you for reading and for your support. He is faithful:)

  4. this is beautiful, JK. the mental picture i get when i hear the word “resolute” is one of strength, stability, fortitude. unmoving. firmly planted. anchored. i see you digging your heels down deeper into God and His truth so that no matter how bad the storm gets, you won’t loose your footing in Him.

    great focus for your year, friend. i’m grateful i get to watch from the sidelines…

      • JuliaKate
      • January 4th, 2011

      “digging my heels in” is exactly what i was thinking, but that’s 4 words, lol! i am so appreciative for your constant encouragement and the hope you share by living out your own complicated, yet beautiful story. you inspire me and so many others…

  5. Resolute. Love it. And im root in for ya!!!!

      • JuliaKate
      • January 4th, 2011

      thank you friend. blessed to have you in my corner:)

  6. I agree! This word is FIERCE! πŸ™‚ It deserves a “You go, girl!” I’m cheering for you!!

    • Dorienne
    • January 4th, 2011

    May the Lord impart the strength to be resolute in all those ways in all of us!

  7. Love it. I keep noticing how other people’s words over lap. Like with yours we all must be resolute in even seeking to live out our own word.

    • Tassie
    • January 5th, 2011

    AGAIN….. WOW!!! You are such a master with the words…. and then you just take ONE word…. and, boy… what you do with it…. you are AMAZING…. (I think I want to take your word!!)

    ps-you are an inspiration!

      • JuliaKate
      • January 8th, 2011

      thank you so much for your constant encouragement Tassie! I’m a big fan of yours… hope you know:)

    • Country Cuban
    • January 4th, 2012

    Absolutely love this! Can’t wait to see you live this out over the year. : )

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