2018! Oh my, how excited I already am about this year. I have so much to be thankful for regardless of the amount of trials I faced the previous year. 

A week ago, I was unhappy considering so many things I felt I lost in 2017. I reflected on the year, and I must confess that I almost gave in to negative thoughts that weighed me down. I wallowed briefly in lies that I told myself of how the year wasn’t good to me. I fought back tears remembering one of my loved one who left days before Christmas to be with the Lord. 

With all this on my mind, a small voice kept telling me to count my blessings. 

It is true that the year wasn’t what I expected but it is also true that I experienced growth far beyond my expectations. Personally, I dealt with so many weaknesses that I never thought possible. Fought and overcame temptations that tugged at my very being. 

For all it’s worth, I entered the new year with a renewed perspective. No more playing God, now more works where Grace covers and most especially; I’ll strive for peace. Please note these aren’t my resolutions but personal goals I decided to set for myself.

Food for thought: I believe so much in numbers… If the number 9 represents completeness or birthing, what does 18 represent? 

May the joy of fullness of life be ours, now and always…. Amen.

Happy New Year!!!

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  1. If we think deeply, we see clearly the numerous reasons to be grateful. 2017 was an amazing year. And this 2018 would our best so far by Gods grace.
    Thanks for the reminder! Beautiful write-up as usual.

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  2. So im not one to attach meaning to numbers. Thanks for the reminder to be thankful!

    Sure 2017 was filled with mixed experiences, I believe 2018 has got greater good and I personally must continually learn to let go and Let God in all things concerning me. Its a great and superb year!
    Cheers to greatness Dupsy

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  3. Dupe ☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️
    Thank you for reminding me to count my blessings.
    For me 2017 was…………. but at the very end, God came through for me. He showed up at the 11th hour. He crowned my year with his goodness and i remain grateful.

    I belief 2018 will be better than the previous years of my life IN Jesus name. Amen

    Thanks again Dupe.

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