Thursday, December 30, 2010

A Curve In The Road

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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



  1. Happy New Year, Jenn. Always enjoy reading your words of wisdom!

  2. Oh sweetie this was truly a wonderful blessing to read. Yep, it's always just a little scary stepin' out on that unknown path but we are always in good hands when we grab on!!!

    Ya'll have a terrifically blessed day and a very Happy New Year!!! :o)

  3. Ah, so true. I've been thinking some similar truths here lately. Seems like this time of year will do that to you. I began this week putting photos together for our 2010 memory album and it has really made me think.

  4. Love this line...
    "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."

    -So true!

  5. Perfectly said...ditto to that! I'm so grateful for all the same things and realize God's presence is always there waiting for me yet so many times I make things so much harder on myself and try goin' at it alone. Thanks for the sweet reminder today. :)

  6. Great post Jenn! It's always humbling to look back on the previous year and see how God has worked in our lives through the good and the bad. I know 2010 was quite a year for us. I'm looking forward to seeing what He has in store for us in 2011.

  7. So true. I love this time of year, reflecting, dreaming, planning.

    hey, do you have a 'word' for the new year yet? I am excited, I have been praying and thinking and I think I have a perfect fit! More later.

    Love you.

  8. Beautifully spoken, as always. Happy New Year, my friend!! (((hugs)))

  9. Amen, he is a good Shepard and he will only lead to life and life in abundance:)

  10. Happy New Year my friend! May the LORD indeed keep you in HIS hand and lead you gently along throughout it. What a blessing HE holds us!!

    With Love,

  11. Amen and always remember...When you are having a good day, this too shall pass and when you are in the midst of tribulations...this too shall pass. God is good!

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  12. I love(d) this post, too. (where was I when this was written?)

    I loved how you made the statement about choosing to take his hand to lead around the curve or, just going ahead to make your own path straight and more visable... and how there is that choice.

    Good stuff, Jenn. thanks!

  13. I can relate ;)

    Been back tracking some of your book reviews looking for some good stuff..thanx for sharing those ;)


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