Happy New Year ya'll! It's been EXTREMELY too long since I've made a post but I think it's safe to say that I'm baaaaackkkk! God has been on my head a little bit about my blog and what better time to come back than in a new year that brings a new season. So yeah here I am ready to share new experiences, new revelations, and just a new journey overall as I stick close to God and everything that He has for me this year.
I guess it's quite obvious that I'm excited about 2023 lol. There's a lot of things that I can boldly say I'm standing in expectation for this year and I'm looking forward to seeing it all come to pass according to God's will for my life of course. I experienced last year the roughest time of my life thus far and it really changed me in a lot of ways. Overall I learned so much and look forward to applying the lessons that I've learned to my life this year and for the years to come. As it's only the 7th day of the year I've already seen God show His grace towards me and I could not be more grateful. One thing that I love about God is that He's merciful. No matter how wild things get in our lives He's also a God who restores, repairs and makes things new again. I don't know all the details of what He's doing in my life this year but I do believe I'll be surprised. As much as I was a person who wanted to know everything that God was doing at one point in my life, I'm in a place where I actually don't want to know everything. I just want to know what is relevant to my life in this moment and let God reveal as I approach each door He has for me. In that God has given me enough insight on where to start and what to focus on as 2023 begins and I'm content in that. I'm not going to say that it has been 100% easy so far because my flesh still has it's moments, but overall I'm okay and I'm at peace.
There's so many things that I want to experience in my lifetime and seeing how God is preparing me for them all is special. It's sometimes hard too because He's showing me the good, the bad, and the ugly about myself. Knowing though that God is also doing a work within me to cultivate and grow me into being the woman that I desire to be but also the woman that He has called me to be will be extremely worth it for all the of the promises and doors that God has prepared for me. I've experienced for the first time of what it means to do a season over and boy let me tell you first hand it's not fun. However, I'm fighting hard to make sure that I don't have to repeat for a 3rd time. That's what I mean when I say God is gracious because He can give us the blueprint and we will still fumble the plan but He's gracious enough to give us a second chance. He's gracious enough to allow us to learn from our shortcomings without His promises vanishing. He moves with love and that's the most fulfilling thing about God is His love.
My prayer today is that we reflect on the times where God has been gracious to us. The moments where we didn't deserve mercy but He gave it anyways. The moments where God has given us a second change to know better and to do better. The moments and situations that God has restored and repaired in our lives. In our reflecting I pray that we also thank God for these moments and times because I'm sure it won't be the last.
-Yours Truly, Eb