The Power of One Thing

As you know, the WONC (Women of Noble Character) focus this year is “The Power of One thing”. We are coming out of our sabbatical very soon. Pastor has given the vision for this year and now it’s time to rock and roll!

What I have encouraged each woman to do, is commit to doing “one thing” that will have a positive impact on your life. So often we set lofty goals. Don’t get me wrong. Goals are good and very needful. But, what we do is make a laundry list of things we want to accomplish and because the list is so very long and exhaustive, we become discouraged very early into our goals, and give up within a few weeks. Trust me, I know…I’ve done it many times.

How many of you have made New Year’s Resolutions? How many of you are still on track? I would venture to say that not many of you are. This is not an indictment against you. It’s just reality. When you narrow down your goals into bite sized chunks, they are by nature, more doable.

Now, I want you to think about the most pressing thing going on in your life right now. If you’re like me, you have multiple things that could top the list, but really think about it and pick just one. Once, you have your most pressing issue, I want you to write down just “one thing” you can do to change it. Your “one thing” should be something small, but something you can build upon. I don’t want it to be something you’re likely to quit after a couple of weeks.

Maybe your most pressing issue is your finances. You want to be more stable financially. Maybe your one thing could be taking your lunch to work once a week, and saving the money you would normally have spent on lunch.

Maybe your most pressing issue is your relationship with your children. Your one thing could be that one night a week, you will spend at least 15 minutes together laughing and talking. Not fussing about their grades, or the fact that they didn’t make up their beds.

You catch my drift. Once you get your one thing, I want you to let me know what your one thing is. If you want, you can put it in the comment section. If you’d rather people not know, you can email me at . At any rate, it is very important that I hear from you so I can keep track of your progress. If you would like an accountability partner, please let me know and I’ll make sure you have someone.

I am excited for you and where you’re going to be at the end of the year. Feel free to let me know of any accomplishments. I want to know about them.
Love you to life!


  • Linda Higgins says:

    My one thing is saving more money! I started this the first of the year and I’m doing better! My first cut was NO COFFEE! Now it’s time to up my game and do more!

  • Tonya Nuckols says:

    My one thing is my weight. I have allowed myself to get out of shape and un-healthy for many years I would start and stop diet after diet. After becomming a member of NB my whole life has changed. Pastor and Lady one and all the other ministers encouragement over the years (7) have helped me as God rebuilt my soul. I have lost 20 lbs the last 10 months and have decided to make the change grabbing my life by the throat. I will be 52 years young in may and I look forward to living the second half of my life being “My perfect/healthy weight.” Thank God for my church family.

    • Ruth Ward says:

      Tonya – I believe you will achieve your goals. One thing you said really stuck out and it is that you said “God rebuilt your soul”. What a powerful statement. I’m going to have to ponder that one. Love you to life!

  • Marquita Howerton says:

    Gosh! Just one thing! I have so many areas in my life where I could improve. But the most pressing right now would be my spending habits. I’m out of control!!! I just can’t help it. Although I am a frugal spender,(I pay retail for NOTHING)I spend often!! Ignoring that bill on the table. So this year my goal is to be debt free! It’ll be a challenge…but one I must tackle. I CAN DO THIS! I’ll let you know how much “Power” I’ve gained come mid year.

  • Anita Thompson says:

    My one thing is also my weight. I do well for a brief period, but I allow sweets, especially Snickers,to take control. I might need an accountability partner.

  • Mary Breckenridge says:

    I have an extra smile to give to people I meet

  • Belinda Simpson says:

    My one thing….more family time. I spend one night a week studying the word with my family but I desire to spend more time doing other things too.

  • Nay Dunnaway says:

    My one thing is to stop “PROCRASTINATING”! It is said that procrastination is the thief of time. But my thought is that it can’t take from you what you don’t give it. I need prayer in this area, more than that, Christ’s strength. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me (Philippians 4:13 KJV) is my prayer for all of us that are struggling in their areas. Christ has already given us the promise of His strength to do it!!!

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