As I took this photo of the last sunset in 2012, I couldn’t help but wonder what would the New Year would bring. Honestly? I also wondered if I even “wanted” to know. Giving thanks for the previous year of lessons learned and blessing embraced, gave way to an anxious anticipation of what would be next. Life continues to roll on, and time reluctantly refuses to stand still for any of us.
Resolutions were made by many on the first day of the year. I, for one, chose not to make any this year. I even toyed with the idea of creating a “bucket list” for 2013, I chickened out, since I feared looking at an incomplete list at the end of the twelve months might be discouraging. There is nothing worse than setting yourself up for a list that can be down right unreasonable. Instead, I have chosen to set some personal goals for myself. You will not find them listed here. They are inward goals, things that will mostly remain invisible to any list, but I have an anticipation that they will manifest themselves outwardly in due time. Anonymous gifts, Imperfect Progress.
A new year to reinvent oneself. Reflections of the past year to improve and sharpen our iron. Although I am hopeful, I am well aware that I am incapable of doing anything in my own strength. It is my hope that this will be the year of turning inward, in order to cast your gifts outward. Unsuspecting, paying it forward.
Philippians 4:13: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
1 Peter 5:7: casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you
Proverbs 3:5: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding
Here’s to 2013!