Waking up to another day, being clothed in our right minds is more than a little blessing; it’s momentous! For God to see fit to allow us (& bless us) to do so is amazing. So the gift of another birthday is beyond words; especially since I wasn’t supposed to live beyond a certain amount of time after I was born. I was a preemie who came into the world some months early, but God had other plans than what the doctors told my parents.
As I reflect back on this past year, I feel that I’ve been on a journey to becoming a better me. I’ve been working on things I’ve been putting off doing, cleaning my house (including my mind & soul), God has been removing people from my life, & bringing others into my life. I’m beginning to learn to “go with the flow” a little more, or better yet, to trust God a lot more! I’ve been truly trying to sit still in Him & adhere to His will & ways.
So I ask myself, one year ago would I have imagined myself to be where I am today? No way! Last year I was dealing with the aftermath of an auto accident in which I had severe whiplash, pain from other medical concerns, & even a continuous battle with vertigo. Further, I was still coming to terms with the losses of my Grandpa & my hairdresser. There were many challenges & obstacles indeed. But God brought me through & continues to do so.
For this year, I’m planning to continue to work on living through one of my favorite quotes: “Live, Love, Laugh”. I want to live fully, love completely, & laugh until my stomach hurts. I want to smile when I feel like crying, love when I feel it’s impossible, & live each day like it’s my last. I want to experience all that God has for me, including growing in Him & my relationship with Him.
I thank God for this past year & all that it has done to change me. Without it, I wouldn’t be in a better place; it doesn’t mean things were easy, but they did make me better.
My advice & prayer for you, as I enter this day & another year: “Live, Love, Laugh.” Let God do these things completely in you & through you!
Until next time.
© Lisi P, 2014