Wow, where did 2015 go? It was a blur of a year! It definitely was a year that presented challenges, loss, & blessings to me. As with many of us, I could’ve done without the loss, but am realizing that God makes everything happen for a reason. This by no way belittles or takes away the pain, struggle, etc. I felt, but I am growing through it---most times one day at a time.
A few years ago, I began to select an anchor verse to reflect on throughout the year. This would be the verse that I would go back to when things were getting away from me or challenges would come up; also one that would encourage me for the year. Last year I selected two. For 2016, 2 verses have also resonated in my heart & mind. These are:
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. –Jeremiah 29:11
A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men. –Proverbs 18:16
It’s time for me to start refocusing on God & His plans for me. It’s truly time for me to grow in my purpose & the gifts He has placed in me. So many times, it’s easy to get sidetracked or brought down by things & people, but these shouldn’t be the things that any of us allow to keep us from the goodness & blessings that God has for us.
Someone told me a few weeks ago, “The thing that will make 2016 different is YOU. It will be different because you’re different.” I agree completely.
How can your 2016 be different? How are you different?
May 2016 be YOUR year to grow in God, to be a better you, & receive your heart’s desires.
Until next time.
© Lisi P, 2016