Just a little post writing background music going on. Well this is Christmas, and what have you done (yep…. mixing songs)
But it’s a good question. What has 2018 been for you.
For me I stopped blogging weekly, so that I could concentrate that time on another project I’ve wanted to achieve. But instead I lost the momentum and discipline I had and didn’t achieve that goal. So from a writing point of view this year has been, ummm now do I say it – SLACK!!
But on some other fronts I achieved more that I thought. 2018, like every year before it has been filled with ups, downs, lefts and right. I’ve visited new counties, had fun times and a even a dose of sad. I’ve had the adventure of change and the sadness of change. It’s been a funny old year, but I’m definitely stronger, happier and more content coming out of it then when it began.
And I put that down to something very simple. Saying “yes”.
Yes, to trusting God
Yes, to following His lead
Yes, to stepping into the unknown
Yes, to pursuing new things
Yes, to learning new things
Yes, to facing old things and deciding to no longer just put up with them
A lot of the “yes” came with a big tinge of really – this? A lot of it seemed left field, and opposed to my normal decision making paradigm. But, even when my head was going “ok…. I’m confused” my heart was saying “do it, go for it, you’ve got this” and that really is why the year has been such a year of change, opportunity and adventure.
And when it all boils down, God is wanting us to say yes. I recently saw a photo of someone I know with a sign saying “she said yes to the dress”.
I imagine that God would love to see us with a similar sign daily; ‘they said yes’. Just last week after a rough couple of days, I was promptly put back in place (and strength, for that matter), when my mentor said “even if the worst things your imagining about the situation comes true- God has never let you down. He hasn’t brought you here to leave you”.
Arhhhh, that’s so good. He actually has showed Himself faithful and good time and time again in the situations that arise in life, work, ministry, family, health, finances and relationships. And as I was promptly reminded “ER, He has NEVER let you down.
I don’t believe it’s even in His nature to let me down. Circumstances may scream something contrary but He is faithful, true and loyal. What we see in the Bible about how He loves, is now He still loves us today.
So, as we wind up the year and settle into the few days of festivities which are coming. I pray that you to will say Yes.
Yes to all He has for you. Yes to the adventures of 2019 and beyond. Yes to new days, with old thinking left at the doorway of this year. To be forgotten, as you live in all that He has for you now.
While the adventure may not always seem clear sailing, lean into the one who never will leave or forsake you. He has you, He always did and always will. You just need to say – Yes and invite Him in
Until next time, happy pondering xx