A Throw Back: I wrote this awhile ago. These words still hold true in my life. By the Power of the Holy Spirit, I continue to press on. 2015 was a time of growth. I look forward to sharing it with you throughout the new year. As I skip into the new year. I can’t wait to see what the journey holds.
As I sit here and think about all that happened in 2013, I am amazed at how inspite of all my shortcomings, my God is so good to me. And it is because Jesus’ blood covers me… I am not going to sit here and come up with a bunch of New Year Resolutions. It would be easy for me to come up with a list of improvements that need to be made in my marriage, mothering, and spiritual walk. Frankly, I am tired of trying to come up
with ways to improve myself (that list never ends). So I am attempting to come up with a different kind of list. I want to resolve a faith walk. I want to trust God for 2014. Here is alittle bit of what I came up with:
I resolve to stop trying to be any thing other than what God created me to be. It is easy to look at the life of others and begin to feel less than. Everybody has a better marriage, children, ministry, body, looks, house, car, or bank account. It is so easy with social media to want to live someone else’s life. Nope, I will live my life! Though it is not perfect, there is a mighty work going on here! I choose daily to believe God will complete that work that He has began in me. “Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.” Phil. 1:6
I resolve to be ok with walking in my weakness because the truth is when I am at my weakest I am at my strongest. It is not easy to walk around being vulnerable, exposed, and transparent. However, I am learning to be ok with not having all the right answers. I am ok with saying, “I can’t do this or that in my own strength.” I am ok with falling on my knees daily. “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Cor. 12:9.
I resolve to walk by faith not by sight. There is this saying that I picked up along the way as I have journeyed in life…..To look within is to be depressed. To look around is to be distressed. To look up is to be blessed…. I don’t always understand why things turn out the way that they do. Some days are just harder than others. The choice I can make is to determine to put my faith in the one who is creator of all there is. My joy is complete in Christ! “That is why we live by believing and not by seeing.” 2 Cor. 5:7
I resolve to not walk in fear. Fear has been something that has gripped me my whole life. A lot of my insecurities have originated from many fears….fears of the unknown, what others think of me, feeling less than. There is also the fear of stepping into something that God may be calling me to. It is so easy to let self doubt scream louder than sweet presence of God that tells me that He will never leave nor forsake me. It tells me that if He is for me than nothing can be against me. That fear will no longer hold me down. I am clinging to this verse….”For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Tim. 1:7… I am claiming the power of God! I am claiming the love of God! I am claiming the mind of God!
I resolve to trust God for my 2014. I have been through some ups and downs in my life and my God has been with me every step of the way. I am believing He will take me into the future. Like everyone else I hope to loose a few pounds. I hope to be more patient. I hope to love those around me more. I hope to be healthier. But, above all these things, I will turn to the one who can do all these things in my life and much, much, much more. Infact, abundantly more than I can ask or think “First seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.” Matt. 6:33
Here’s to 2014! Ready! Set! Go! (You can take the faith walk with me)
But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, then the veil is taken away. Now, the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, He gives freedom. And all of us have had that veil removed so that we can be mirrors that brightly reflect the glory of the Lord. And as the Spirit of the Lord works within us, we become more and more like Him and reflect His glory even more. 2Cor. 3:16-18.