The year 2008 has come and gone. As the new year starts to set in, I reflected on last years goals. I asked myself If I've accomplished any goals for 08. Did I really get out of debt liked I planned? Was I able to take a vacation like I planned? Did I find Mr. Right?
This year I was under the impression that I was going to conquer some of the giants in my life, but to my surprise my plans were interrupted by obstacles and mishaps. I felt as if I were in a losing battle, let down after let down. There were times when I could not see through the fog of depression and defeat.
There were times when I felt like throwing in the towel.
As I sat alone in my darkest hour, my heavenly father shined his light down on me, like a coal miner in the darkest mine. He aloud me to see when I was blinded by stress and frustration. He aloud me to laugh when I was hurting on the inside. He aloud me to feel when my spirit was numb.
My journey through the valley was a very rough adventure. When I was tired and needed a place to rest in the wilderness, God allowed me to rest my head. He nurtured my spirit with his word. Without his word I could not have made it without him. He has been my strength, my provider and my everything. I have completed 2008 with gratitude, hope, courage and faith.
This year I will continue to fulfill my goals from 2008. I may have experienced some setbacks, however those setbacks will allow God to set-up what he his planned for me. We have to use our enemies as our foot-stools.
I know I must stay focused on him. I have to allow him to work according to his timing and not mine.
I look forward to the new year with an optimistic view on life. I will continue to persevere and know that God will lead me into a year of great expectations.