Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had a great time ringing in the new year, whether you spent it in church or at home. I was at home and there are times when I want to stay home. I said a prayer and watched the ball drop in Times Square.
Although this post is dated January 1, I am actually writing it on the 3rd. I woke up this morning with a strong desire to blog and so, I know I will continue. I am determined to minister more than anything. I will try my best to be less personal. I mean of course I will share my own life experiences, but 2014 is going to be different. I used this blog as a place to vent, and ended up deleting or making those post private, but this year, I’ll vent in my private journal.
So did you do what I did as the new year came in? I took a good long hard look at last year and saw what I need to do differently and I’m off and running.
Last year, I had to move from my house and it was sold at auction and I have no regrets. I had my friend laughing because I told her that husbands and houses go together. I have NO desire for another house. it’s apartment living for me until I get married! Too much work and too much expense.
I finally got everything out of storage and have transferred it to some storage bins where I am now living which is cheaper and I finally have my own room. And oddly enough, I am doing much better with my allergy to the two cats I am living with. My sister brought me an air purifier for Christmas, and it seems to be helping. But this is just a pit stop. As I settled in, I knew God was saying not to get comfortable.
This is a year for being more proactive. We must not be passive in life and there are times I am passive. It’s not a good quality, but I have gotten better over the years.
This year, I am going to be more loving and less concerned about the stuff I was concerned about last year. Sometimes we just have to be friends to people with no strings attached.
This year started off with a bang. God is showing me the power of ministry and being used by him. That is where I am now. I made my peace with marriage and family. I feel like I will be fine if I never marry. All of that stuff is on the altar.
What about you? Did you think about last year? Did you think about what you want to accomplish? I’m sure you did and by the grace of God we will do it!
New International Version (NIV)
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.