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!!!