When we come to the end of a year we tend to reflect and look back at our lives. We must decide what is necessary to let go of and leave behind. We assess where we’ve been, what we’ve been through and the lessons we learned along the way. It’s not always easy to look earnestly at the choices we’ve made and where those choices have led us. We’ve likely cried tears of joy, sadness and maybe even anger. But this exercise is vital to letting go of the negative and making sure we don’t bring it with us into the New Year. It’s a time of letting go of the wrongs, broken promises, disappointments, expectations, hurt feelings, injustices and failures.
Focus on the positive, the joys, triumphs, successes, breakthroughs, love, friendship, beginnings, and the lessons. For in those lessons we find what we need to heal and move on. We must detoxify our minds and bodies of all that will cripple us moving forward. If we are to live in the present, we must let go of the past. Embrace all the will come in the next year, our future. Trust! Have Faith that God has the perfect plan for us and His wisdom is omnipotent. His timing is impeccable. He already knows the hills and valleys that await us over the next 12 months. He knows our path ahead. He will carry us through the battles and celebrate the breakthroughs. He loves us and will never let us down.
My prayer for us is to lean on Him and continually seek His wisdom in all that we do. I pray that we won’t carry old baggage with us as we enter the New Year. Don’t be frustrated by closed doors. Don’t get sidetracked by naysayers. Trust that when we reach a closed door, that it’s only because there is a miraculous, mind blowing golden door right around the corner just waiting for us to give it a push. Let His shining light that is inside us be evident to all those who watch us fall and continue to confidently and courageously get back up again because in doing so we are a living testimony to His love, mercy and grace. Through Him we truly can do anything. Amen.
Every second is a new moment. Every breath is a new chance to live. Every heartbeat is a new chance at love.
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