Friday, December 30, 2011

No Resolutions----Just Looking Forward with Anticipation!

This year is just a few hours away from ending and new one starting.

I've thought so much about this past year.  It has been a hard one obviously, but I can't just wish it away or discount how amazing it was.  It may have brought some tremendous heartache, but it has been a year of overflowing joy.  To be honest, I have to say it has been the year that God has shown just how at work He is in our daily lives and for that I have to say it has been the greatest year.  Looking back, I can see just how much He provided for us on so many levels.  I don't even wish I could have skipped the hurt.  In my weakest moments, I've found His strength like I didn't know could ever exist.  I wouldn't trade that for anything. 

I'm not really making resolutions this year.  I obviously have things I want to work on and change, but I'm not going to make them resolutions because that somehow just signals my brain to fail!  I definitely want to start the year more organized, more focused, and more "on purpose".  We definitely have goals and plans and things we are focusing on.  Yet, I'm not making resolutions.  Instead, I'm just going to keep praying for God to provide the way to make those things happen.  Praying for Him to change me where I need to be changed, help me stand my ground on areas He wants me to stand strong and to be following in His foot steps---no matter where that leads or how far out of my comfort zone it takes me!

I am VERY excited about the year ahead.  He has already opened some doors that I wasn't expecting.  He's already leading down paths that I'm not sure exactly where they are going, but He obviously does! 

One thing I'm extremely excited about is Bible in 90 days starting on Monday.  Let me just say this:  God has absolutely put an amazing group of women in this group.  Though I personally know very few of them, they've already captured my heart in their willingness to be obedient to God's leading and taking on this task.  There are some husbands that are joining in----and I know marriages are going to strengthen every day!  There are some women going through some very difficult times right now and they are believing God to provide what they need.  There are women that are just wanting God to take over that much more of their hearts and lead them closer to Him.  It's going to be a great journey ladies!  There will be some hard days that we might want to give up, but the end is so worth it!  I can't wait to see what He does in my life during this time and I know He is going to pour out His blessings on each of us! 

1 comment:

Jenn said...

i love this post. I'm not making resolutions either as i almost feel like that word just brings failure with it. I, like you, am excited about this year. I have things that I do want to change and I'm just going to Him with lots of prayer to make change and stay strong in those areas. Thanks for the encouragement. It's almost like you wrote my thoughts down on "paper".

Happy New Year, Friend.