As 2017 is almost at its closure I reflect and as I do most years I tend to say “thank god its over” hopefully next year will be better. Not saying that I can’t say that about this year as well but walking the path with Christ now I see things a little differently.
See to everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven. A time to be born & a time to die, a time to plant and a time to pluck what is planted. Pslam1: “Blessed is the man/woman who walks in the council of the ungodly nor stands in the seats of the haters. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water that brings fruit in the “season” whose leaves will not wither, god will restore you because you represent him. And whatever he does shall prosper when you walk with the Lord.”
This is the first time I can not only say but SEE that God has had me in a season of change for his purposes. Everything we experience is connected to a season god is walking you thru. Are you going thru a season? I tell you this has been a LONG HARD Season for me that started last January with the loss of my the man I loved dearly. As the journey of this path continued I lost many “friends”, had to make hard decisions to let go of a blessed pet and life transitioned me in some pretty unfamiliar territories. But this time I did not sit and blame the world for my unfortunate circumstances yet my faith was leading me to embrace them. Losing the love of my life do to my own actions was god teaching me and opening my eyes to myself, making a decision to put my dog down I was not angry at god I was finally learning to let go (something as I explained before I had a hard time with) and losing people who I thought were my friends was to me god’s way of saying some people don’t belong (and it’s ok to let them go but always wish them well). At times I will say to a close friend of mine, so many bad things have happened to me this year and if you have a good friend they will always point out what you fail to see. She’ll tell me you gave up all your addictions, you got baptized and washed away your sin and you now are leading a life that god gave you and with so much more purpose and meaning. Your eyes and HEART are open to forgiveness and you don’t let the enemy in when he tries to break you down (and lord knows he tries daily). How many of you can list all the bad things (probably pretty quickly since we always keep count) but find it hard to list maybe 2 or 3 in a 365 day period? (Get that good friend and listen to her/him)
Take a good look back at 2017, what season were you in? What did you get out of it? God plants seeds in our season hoping your listening to him so those seeds can proper and grow and IN THE END YOU BECOME WHO HE INTENDED YOU TO BE. This year my heart has changed 150% I love more (myself more than anyone), I LIVE for LIFE (how many of you can say that?) that one is so important as mentioned in previous blogs especially to my MOM’S out there. Because you have a family: husbands, kids, you say and I have heard it “my life is over I live for them”. Do you think god gave you all that so you can stop being you and living the life he wanted you to live? LIVE!!! As Jada Pinkett-Smith said “You have to take care of you, when you stop taking care of yourself you get out of balance and you really forget how to take care of others.” Think about that statement for one moment and the power behind it. I’m not standing in any mothers shoes by any means but I do know that you are special, your a mom and to be the best you must treat yourself as THE BEST, MOTHERS ARE GODS GIFTS TO THE EARTH. I learned patience this year and anyone who has known me knows that was hard. But in times I knew I had to surrender to god he would lead me to paths of peace and prosper. I am sure there so much more I can go into but the lesson is learned and page in the story book reviewed over and over for remembrance. Where did your 2017 lead you?