2018 is officially here! And I am ecstatic and anticipatory for what is in store this year. 2017 was a year of transition. God made me a bit uncomfortable to place me in a position to soar to new heights and deeper depths in Him. There were some bumps along the way but staying true to myself always worked to my benefit, even in the moments of darkness and uncertainty. I grew to appreciate the journey of life, and looking beyond small situations in order to unlock my true potential. I looked for God in every lesson, and I am grateful for clarity. For a moment I felt defeated and depleted. I had no energy, patience, or strength….but God! I know He is ordering my steps! New Year, better me!
I took some time to toward the end of the year to concentrate on school and other obligations but next year is my time to shine! My grinding is yielding fruit and I want to share those experiences with those around me as well as this platform. I reflected on the New Year post I made to welcome 2017 and I reflect on everything that has unfolded since then! I really believe that God laughs at our plans, and blesses us in spite of our limited-minded selves.
I learned that I cannot be everything for everybody, and I have learned to be okay with that! I am content with who I am while recognizing flaws and behaviors that I need to change to be even better than my own expectations. I have learned not to suffer in silence, and that opening up cripples the enemy’s wicked plan. There is strength in numbers! I laughed more than I cried and saw parts of the world I have been dying to see! I am blessed beyond comprehension! I learned that my timeline was especially designed for me and that I cannot measure my journey by comparing myself to someone else. I do not think 2018 is ready for me! I am trusting God every day of my life and recognizing devices that are designed to prevent that from happening. It is what it is, and what will be will be!
See you soon and Happy New Year blackbirds,