I often hear this time of year,
“Man, I can’t believe it’s Christmas already!”
“Where does the time go?”
Have you ever thought these thoughts?
I have. Mostly because all the things I felt I wanted to accomplish over the year, weren’t fulfilled.
How about you? Is this time of year one of fulfillment or of missed opportunities?
I remember when 2011 had been a year of tremendous challenge, change and transition for me.
I came close to losing everything in a heartbeat- family, job, health. Though my faith wasn’t shaken, I sure did ask a few times, “God, don’t you remember the prayers of my youth? All those dreams and goals you placed on my heart? What is it you want me to do?”
and as softly as a gentle wind blows, I hear…
“How about, Let it go…..”
When you really stop and reflect, although certainly more chaotic and heartbreaking than I can ever remember, not much has changed for 2020. Looking back, it becomes clearer to see that the reality is, every year is really much the same….
Opportunity mixed with Difficulty.
So, no matter what difficulties you may have faced this year, and no matter how dire, hopeless, alone or scary the circumstance may seem…
…don’t sell short your abilities. Look beyond where you are and know there are others, that have not only been where you are, but are also there to help you along the way. Live and express freely you innermost desires and pursue them in a way that serves others. Find the vehicle to take you there and drive it for all its worth.
Most importantly, don’t…give….up!
you ARE NOT alone.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
-Galatians 6:9 NIV