Good Morning Loves!!!
Wow! Can you believe it?!? Today is the last day left in December of 2016?!?! What a ride! What is one word that you would use to describe this year?
For many' this has been a really tough year.
No doubt, some wondrous and beautiful things have happened for all of us. And, just like me I know you've also likely had your fair share of struggles and setbacks.
While a lot of people feel the urge to end the year negatively. I'm here to help you end it positively.
There's a lot of good things and un-leveraged wisdom to be mined from the past twelve months. Even from the past many years you've lived, if you know how to find it.
Uncelebrated accomplishments. Some hard-won lessons you'd be wise not to repeat.
And most importantly YOU ARE HERE!
You are still here. It's HIS air in our lungs that we breathe. Am just soo grateful that God saw it fitting to have you and I on the wake up list.
First, Let's Be Honest...
This year it was really really hard for me. And am not just saying that to make you feel good or take you on an emotional journey. No. Am just being honest. I almost lost my life. Yap! I did. It was the craziest most scariest feeling. To know that I had given someone that much power.....uuu lawd...stuff cut deep. Looking back am just like thank GOD! Thank God He saved me. But at the same time I am soo GRATEFUL that it all happened. I'm wiser and so much stronger. Like me still being here; that's a HUGE testimony. I don't take that lightly. I literary was walking around in so much guilt and shame and couldn't forgive myself for letting things affect me that much. It was painful...I thank God He turns pain into joy. That so many GOOD things still happened after the aftermath. I love the woman am becoming.
My Word For This Year Is; GRACE.
The truth is...it's soo tiring. It's so tiring to carry baggage that's not your portion. Carrying guilt that's not your portion. Jesus didn't die for that. No. HE DID NOT! He came and died so that we may live life in freedom from the things of this world. From broken hearts. From depression.
I know this might bring up some stuff but honey there is no glory in walking with any thing that's holding you back. I don't take light when His word says; "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." John 10:10. Like he literary comes to do just that. He can use your friends, he can use your blessing, he can use you if you are not fully surrendered to Christ. Whatever it is just be honest.
This year I learned a lot about forgiveness. Forgive myself and others. I think forgiving yourself for something you know you should have done better is usually the hardest. But do you know how much God loves you? How much He is so ready to welcome you with open arms? I thank God for grace. Thankful that he turns "beauty for ashes" (as quoted on one of my favorite scriptures above. Isaiah 61:3)
So On This Stop... how about we drop some stuff?!
I want to share with you a simple year review that has helped me a lot & it's ideal to do right now. Or whatever given time and space you are in when you read this.
These 3 simple questions help me leverage what I've learned and clear my mental, emotional and spiritual decks in preparation as I grow into the person God has designed me to be.
All you need is a journal and your bible and you being completely honest with yourself.
1. One thing you did this year that you're proud of.
2. One mistake you made and the lesson you've learned
3. One thing you're willing to let go before the new year or new day starts.
I pray that you'll take the time to sit still. Be honest and let God speak to you. Teach you. Prune you. Feel free to share on the comment session & if you need prayers pleaseeeee feel free to message me if you feel led to.
As you reflect remember that: just because you've lost some rounds doesn't mean you wont win the fight.
Remember in SURRENDERING we win. In DYING we LIVE!
Hugging you with prayers loves! Looking forward to reading from you!
I love you guys and God even loves you more.
Happy end of year loves & cheers to a new tomorrow!!!
With all my love,