Looking ahead to a SHIFT in 2018

My word for 2017 was COURAGE and it was perfect. It was a difficult but incredible year. quite possibly one of the best yet and while I’m a little scared to let it go, I’m excited for a SHIFT in 2018. That’s my word for 2018. Shift. I want to shift my heart, my focus, my direction.

The shift button on your keyboard allows you to get more out of your keyboard than what meets the eye. Just like when you press the shift button on your keyboard, pressing shift in my life will enable me to get more out of it. So how do I plan to get more out of life this year? There’s more to my “word” than what meets the eye.

S is for surrender.
H is for humility.
I is for inspire.
F is for flourish.
T is for trust.


God has incredible things in store for my life this year. I am expecting greatness in my health, finances, relationships, career and so much more. No matter what God does, I know He is carefully writing a story through my life. So, this year, I will live my life in surrender to His perfect plan.

My greatest defect has traditionally been my pride. I hit rock bottom in 2017 as I came face to face with the reality that I had a problem I couldn’t figure my way out of. This year, I’ll continue to live in humility. His word calls for us to have humble spirits.

I love helping people. One of my most favorite things in the world is knowing that my life is not just a period of time in which for me to enjoy myself. My purpose is to be a light to the world. I want to reflect God’s light and inspire others to do the same. I won’t leave my mark by doing great things for God, but rather by doing things for a great God.

To be a testament to God’s greatness, I want to reflect His greatness. I believe that means to flourish. This year won’t be about the status quo, or living in mediocrity. It’ll be about living each and every moment in true worship to the King. I want to flourish, but I also want to be a part of my business, church, friends and city flourishing.

Trust has been an overwhelming issue for me for years. It’s been abused in every way. I’ve had issues with trusting God, people and myself. I’ve not always been a trustworthy person. This year, I will continue to learn to trust God, others and myself. I’ll also work hard to be someone others can trust.

This is the first year I don’t have a very detailed plan of all the goals I hope to accomplish this year. Here’s why: I have no idea what this year will bring. While I do have personal short-term goals, my long-term goals are more about transforming my spirit and shifting my focus. I always tend to gaze at life and glance at God. This year, I plan to gaze at God and glance at life. That’s how I’ll press the shift key and get more out of life than what I ever have before.

What’s your word for 2018?

Published by Felicia Carter

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