This year is two days from the end and as I’m thinking back over the good and the not-so-good. I am truly grateful for each and every moment. God given moments.
Moments that showed His hand in our lives.
Times that stretched me to my limits, yet made me stronger.
Days of joy and thanksgiving when I felt God near.
And days of oppression when I felt the enemy picking at my insecurities and using my mind against me.
Moments of pure motherly bliss and moments when momma had all she could do not to strangle a few somebodies.
Times of uncertainty, anxiety and fear that made me run to God and times of self-sufficiency when I turned away.
Days of feeling my heart and mind tugged at by God, drawing me near, molding me, shaping me.
This year full of moments gifted to me by God shows me I have much to improve upon, much to be thankful for, much to love, much to think on and much to give.
Looking forward, there is a curve in the road. A new year lays before my feet. The decision is mine to make. Will I make my own way, a straight and more visible path, or will I take the Hand that is offered to me. Will I reach out? Will I hold on with all that is within me and let him lead the way. Or will I turn my back and harden my heart.
The choice is mine to make.
This curve in the road is tight, I can’t see the exact way ahead, and although it is filled with His light, it is a blinding light that obscures my view of the path. God has plans for me. He has cleared the way. He has chosen my path. I only need to follow. To trust. To place my hand in his out-stretched one and say,
“Lord, I am yours. Lead on!”
Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you. Psalm 25:5