Happy Saturday friends! Can you believe that we are finally in December, the last month of the year? I feel as though we never really realize how long a year can feel until we finally reach December and we begin to reflect and look back on the last 335 some odd days of the year. We go through the year saying how each month previous to December has gone quickly and as that statement is true, I can't seem to overlook how long this year has felt in some ways too. So much has taken place this year alone and this year truly had its ups and downs, but for myself I can truly say that I took the saying "take one day at a time" literal.
I just wanted to take this time to share some of my transparent moments from this year with you. Last year was filled with so many uncertainties and with that effect lingering into 2021 I chose to not try to figure life out and just take life day by day along with trusting in God to guide and lead me. I think that I can confidently say that I successfully did that this year. I didn't allow myself to become burned out and I really just went at my own pace. There were many times where I felt like I could be doing more but I still chose to run my own course in my own race. There were times where comparison crept in because I felt like I could be ahead like so many people around me or that I "see" but I had to really chose to combat that battle. I had to remind myself of who I am in Christ. A lot of times we know that, that isn't the easiest thing to do but it's important. I find myself planning so much in a sense due to me being so goal oriented and a futurisitic thinker that I inadvertently try to control a lot of situations in my life. Comfort to me is knowing that my life is going how I envisioned it and I'm learning that focusing on the present and trusting God is much more easier than overwhelming myself with making the vision that I see for my life come out in the exact manner that I saw. I have to remind myself that I don't have to do extra work to make what God already showed and promise me happen. One of the biggest lessons I've learned this year for myself.
Today I want to challenge you to often remind yourself of the very things that God has promised you. Tell God what it is that you desire, ask Him what His will is for your life and step back and let Him do the unthinkable.
My prayer today is that we stop trying to take control and that we simply go with the flow of God and allow Him to be the captain on our ship. I pray that we will trust God in a new way and step out of God's way. I pray that we will be able to see and do all that God has planned for our lives.
-Yours Truly, Eb