(Psalm 48v14) ‘For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end.’
Welcome to 2019!
I begin the new year with a fresh journal. For me it represents a blank canvas in which I get to write the next chapter of my life. It is a personal journal which notes down my highs and lows. My cherished memories. Most importantly my faith journey. It allows me to reflect on how life is changing, and God is moving.
I made a promise to myself, that I would go into this year optimistic and determined. That what was the past, has now been left with God. I would not focus on negatives but, rather, that I would see them as opportunities in which to learn. To trust God and rely on his strength, (2 Corinthians 12v9) ‘But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness’.
Making God’s word a foundation on which to rest my feet. (Matt 7v25) ‘The rain comes down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock’. I know last year I allowed my life to get messy because my emotions controlled me. That was me allowing my foundation to be built on sand because everything fell to pieces.
I am excited for 2019, I have not planned miles ahead. I have chosen to focus on working hard in my job, my blog, my relationships and most importantly my faith. I want to allow God to lead me to higher ground in my faith, for that to happen I need to have trust and most faith that he is leading me to new grounds for my good. I want to learn further what it means it cherish what I have and to not always be in demand for more. Also, going to willing to be open to new opportunities and not have such a rigid plan for my life.
To you reader, may you see this as your blank canvas. Try not to drag anything into this year that is not a necessity. Allow yourself to breathe. Keep working hard at the things you have been called to. Have passion and determination, do not allow this year to pass you by. Most importantly, allow God to lead you. You may be worried or fearful but trust God. He will truly be your guide forever. God has got your 2019 in hand, allow God to have control.
You are so loved and cherished. May you have a wonderful week. Love Victoria. xx