Reflections

It’s a new year! 2021 is actually here and most of us made it through on a wing and a prayer. Some of you can’t even believe you made it. Well you did. So glad we are here together.

 

Our household struggles with sleeping enough. Mostly because I struggle with sleeping enough. If you didn’t know, wherever you go as the mom or the wife you take everyone with you. You drive the bus in the scene of your life and as a wife and/or parent, you drive the scene of your spouse and children. 

 

The other day I was in a discussion with my kids about our sleep patterns and not getting enough sleep at night. My daughter said something that struck me. It was quite profound. She said when she can’t sleep, she sits at the desk in her room and writes notes to her future self. At first, I giggled and then I thought more about it. How profound and inspiring. So I asked her what did she write. Although she didn’t give details, she said it was stuff she wanted her future self to remember later in life. It got me thinking, what would I want my future self to know. Better yet, if I had the opportunity to go back in time what would I tell that little girl back then about what to look for in the future or what to not sweat because it wasn’t going to be that important later.

 

Have you ever thought about what you would have not worried about or what actions you would have done to help mitigate things you may be dealing with right now? I think one of the most important things I would have told myself was that I was and am loved by the Father unconditionally and there is no action I can take to earn that love because it is just given. I would let her know she is worthy of every gift God has for her and God wants to give it to her not because of the things she has done, like a merit system but because he loves her just because and wants her to have the best.

 

You may have gone through a time that nothing seemed to go right. Every corner had a hit. Every turn was a near accident. Maybe you even turned down a road and you hit the biggest pothole and your wheels fell off that you couldn’t even drive any further. 2020 may have been that year for you. I want to encourage you. The car can be fixed, your body will heal, your finances will recover, your relationships will heal. There is more. There is more to learn, more to be, more to have, more to create. There is more. As long as you have breath to breath, you are destined for more. Get up and reflect. Reflect on what you been through. Reflect on where you want to go. Reflect on where God is sending you. Then reflect on how you will get there. Take up that pen and write the letter to yourself reminding yourself of God’s promises and get in the word to write what it says about your promises. 

 

2020 is GONE! It’s a new year and you have life. Go ahead and cry, because Jesus wept, then get up and speak life into your situation. As long as you have breath there is hope. Nothing is final. God can bring even the worst of situations back to life. Lazarus was dead for 4 days. He walked out of that grave alive and whole to live a fruitful life with Christ Jesus. Nothing is impossible!

 

I normally put whole verses in my posts, but today I feel led to just put where you can find it. I feel like God wants to speak to each of you individually and that He will as you read each verse.  Happy New Year! May 2021 be the year you are restored. 

 

Verses

 


Psalms 37:3-5

Psalm 84:11

Luke 1:45

Isaiah 66:9

Proverbs 17:22

Amos 9:13

Romans 15:4

Psalm 27:13

Lamentations 3:21-23

Numbers 23:19

Isaiah 55:10-11


 

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