I love to read the different signs announcing encouragement for the New Year. One of my favorite encouraging thought is from a former Pastor of mine, he asked – “Did you think that you would have accomplished the things you have, in this past year at the beginning of the year?” In other words, on January 1st 2010 did you think that you could have accomplished all the things that you did by the end of the year?
No, to tell you the truth there are several things that I accomplished this past year that I wouldn’t have believed I would do. But it wasn’t without the Help, Strength, and Guidance of my LORD, GOD. So that leaves me asking; what is God going to do in my life this year, what things will HE help me step into? Is it a promise or maybe it will be my purpose? I am not sure what it will be but I can be guaranteed that HE will give me the courage and guidance to accomplish it.
God is always moving us into new things, moving forward, and take new steps of faith. He doesn’t want us to become idle. And to take new steps of faith it means stepping into areas that you have not yet walked before. Bottom line though, it means things are going to CHANGE!
Change is good, but sometimes it is hard to make that transition. I know that I need to make some changes in my life; I have felt this for several months now. But to be honest it is a little scary letting go of something you know and can physically see – to grab the unknown.
There are times I feel bold and confident, yet there are others when I feel afraid and timid. And as scary of a thought it is to ask this question, it puts things in different prospective for me. “If I had to choose between what I am doing now, or, having more time with my family, what would I do?” Well that is a no brainier, I would make those changes.
I am busy with many things in my life that I am constantly stressed. I am so eagerly wanting to walk into those things that God has pre-wrote in heaven for me – before I was even placed on this earth, yet I am not willing to trust HIM enough to let go of some of the things in my life that does not “promote life.”
Does that even make sense? Do you know what I mean?
I once heard, not sure if it was a song, or even a line in a movie but it went like this; “It is sad that some people don’t start living until they know they are dying.” Now I am not saying that I am dying, but what I am saying is that I don’t want to start living out my purpose for life at the end of my life.
I want to have faith and courage like Caleb;
Numbers 13:30 “We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it.
And like David the when he was a young Sheppard boy and he stood before the giant (1 Samuel 17:32-47).
At last – I ask you the same question that I was asked; if you had to choose between what you are doing now, or, having more time with family, what would you do?
Me? Well – I am going to make changes, with God’s strength and guidance I am going to let go of the things I know to grab a hold of the unknown.