But forget all that, it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.
So we finally made it to December 31, 2016...
I must say, this has been an interesting journey.
As we are all planning for our special plans/festivities for the evening, I won't keep you long. But I simply want to say thank you. Thank for one going on this now 31 Day journey with me, but also thank you for not giving up on yourself during this very turbulent year.
I think today's reflection speaks for itself, but it's still important to recognize to say the least. Our journeys are more than just trying to get to a specific destination, but more so to see our growth in getting there.
To be honest, I wouldn't change a thing with regards to my personal journey this year. It's made me stronger, tougher, more vulnerable and exposed a lot of weakness that needed much attention. Not to mention, it restored my faith and trust in something - better yet someone - bigger than myself.
What I take away from 2016 is that while life may not be fair, it always gives us options. We get to choose how we react to our life circumstances. We constantly get the chance to change, evolve, take risks and make the most of what life deals us. We choose to discover our true worth and become intentional on living a lifestyle where we consciously refuse to settle for anything less than God's Absolute Best!
There were a lot of tears in 2016. A lot of swear words used. And definitely a lot of confusing moments as well. But for me, there were also a lot of triumphs, vindications, new beginnings and tough, yet rewarding decisions that were made.
At the end of the day, I chose ME! And when you are able to see that you're worth the investment it makes the uphill battles a lot easier to face!
I want each of you to have an amazing 2017!
It is my prayer that God gives you everything He has promised you, plus all of your heart's desires! I pray that during this year of alignment you begin to see your life change for the better. I also pray that you are equipped to handle the storms that will come within the year, but are also open to the overflow of favor and blessings that are sure to come as well.
I can honestly give thanks that the beginning of the year didn't break me and that I can leave 2016 with a smile on my face.
Thank you 2016 for renewing my spirit and a new fire within me! And to you 2017, I hope you're ready for me because I'm coming for you with a tribe of ladies ready to take you by storm!!!