Every year in the fall I stop to look back over the last year of my life. I reflect on few a different areas and relationships.
I ask myself questions like; where was I in my life last fall vs. where I am now. What were my dreams then in comparison to my dreams for next year.
It is my goal that by taking the time to think over these things in my life, that I will ensure I am moving forward. I do not want to become stagnant or even find myself slipping behind.
Over the next 4 weeks I will be sharing some of my reflections over the last year.
Changes were on the Horizon
Going into this year I knew I had a lot on my plate.
A Senior graduating high school and becoming a Freshman in college, my oldest hitting double digits and his last year in elementary school, and I would be hitting a new decade in life. A decade that I have never been thrilled about since I was a little girl. A decade that I would inform people my mother had reached with an appalling tone in my voice.
All of this was a lot for me to think about and prepare for over the last 12 months.
Life is always changing and this year it seemed that the changes were stacked up high. I knew I needed to focus on other things to keep from thinking about the changes too much.
A New Year Required a New Focus
Blogging became my focus when I wasn’t helping my husband, teaching or raising my kids, or caring for my home. It is a ministry that I am able to be a part of even while I am raising my kiddos. Previously I had struggled to find a ministry I could even participate in with my kiddos in tow. Blogging truly is the perfect ministry for me.
Even I’ve Changed
Over the last year I have changed. A year ago I saw myself as a fun loving girl, I now realize that I am a almost a -0 yr old woman, who is honestly wise beyond those -0 years. This wisdom came at high prices due to mistakes in my younger years.
One of the things that changed for me over the last year is that I do not dread my upcoming birthday as much as I once did. In studying the book of Luke with Good Morning Girls this year, God opened my eyes to something I hadn’t ever truly noticed. Jesus lived on the earth as a child, but His ministry truly did not begin until He was -0! While this may not seem eye opening to some, to me it really was life changing. The decade that I had been dreading (I really don’t know why) actually held light and purpose for my future. All of my past mistakes couldn’t weigh me down anymore. My true ministry can begin at the same time in my life that Jesus’ did in His.
Dreams Even Change
My little corner here was my big dream last year. My mission here was part of that big dream. Yet my dreams are changing. Some dreams you never see come to fruition, but I have been blessed over the last year to see many of mine come to life. The Help Meet Corner was a dream I didn’t honestly see happening as quickly as it did. I am so thankful for having these dear friends write alongside me this last year.
There are going to be changes happening here in my little corner. I’m not ready to reveal them yet, but I ask that you would be in prayer for me. Some of the changes are small, but others I don’t have the full picture for yet and are bigger than I can see right now. Please pray that I am able to see what God has for my little ministry here, and that I wouldn’t miss His direction for it.
Do you take time to reflect on your life over the last year? How do you prepare for next year?
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