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The following list of words is not exhaustive, but a sample selection of words to help you as you choose your One Word for the year. Use this list as a tool. Your One Word may or may not be on this list. Remember, you really can't choose a wrong word. God can work with anyone, anything and any word!

abide  adore  abstain  action  allow  amen  appreciate
arise  aspire  awake  balance  battle  be  behold
believe  bless  blessing  bloom  brave  breathe  begin

Image by Tim Goedhart
Image by Steve Harvey

calm  care  centered  celebrate  certainly  challenge
change  cherish  clarity  commit  content  consistent
connect  courage  creativity  create  crusade
curious  deep  delight  depend  devoted  different
diligence  discipline  discover  dwell

Image by Stefan Cosma
Image by Kristina V

embody  embrace  empower  encourage  
endure  endurance  engage  enjoy  enlightened
enough  evolve  explore  faith  fast  fearless
no fear  fellowship  filled  flourish  flow
focus  forgive  forbearance  fortitude
forward  finish  freedom  friend  fueled

Image by Ron Smith

generous  give  go  let go  grace  grateful  gratitude
growth  happy  heal  health  healthy  heart  holy  honor  hope
ignite  illuminate  imagine  improve  inspire  internal
integrity  intention  intimate  Jesus  joy  journey  jubilee
kind  laugh  learn  leap  less  light  lighthearted  listen  look  love

Image by Tim Mossholder

manifest  minimize  momentum  more  move  new  notice
nuture  obedience  obey  open  opportunity  optimism
pace  pause  passion  peace  persevere  persistence
play  possibility  power  praise  pray  prayerful  prepared
present  presence  progress  promise  purpose  push  

quench  quiet  radiate  rebuild  redeemed  reflect  relearn
release  relationship  relentless  rely  resilient  resolve
rest restore  reveal  revive  rise  rooted  savor  satisfy
search  see  seek  secure  self-control  selflessness 
serenity  serve  share  shift  shine  silence  silent  sit
simplify  simplicity  slow  soul  space  stay  steadfast
stewardship  still  be still  stillness  step  strength  strong
submit  sustain  surrender

Image by Shaira Dela Peña
Image by Finn Hackshaw

tethered  think  thoughful  thrive  time  transform  today
trust  truth  turn  unafraid  understand  unleash  
unstoppable  uphold  uplift  vigilant  vitality  warrior
well  where  whole  wholehearted  within  wisdom
worthy  word  worship  yield. 

Do you have a word that isn't on my list?
Let me know and I'll add it.
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