This time of year, I often find myself especially reflective. A few weeks ago, I reread the Christmas Newsletter I created a year ago. As I read it, I found myself smiling because every single goal I wrote for 2014 I accomplished. I know that God orchestrated them all, yet there are some in particular that I recognize as awesomely miraculous.
‘…Be strong, all you people of the land,’ declares the Lord, ‘and work. For I am with you,’ declares the Lord Almighty. —Haggai 2:4
There have been times during the year when I had to hold on to hope, to trust love, and to truly knowing that God was with me. In that knowledge, I found the security I needed which confirmed within me that all would be well. I continued to work; I continued to push–to grow stronger–through those times which seemed hard, but in hindsight I now rejoice. As a result of operating in faith:
I updated my blogging experience by starting this one;
I finished drafting a book which is being edited;
I have expanded my professional area of practice;
I am consciously surrounded by people who truly love, support, and encourage me;
I am focused and creatively developing my 2015 goals;
I am happier and stronger and I know that all is, in fact, well.
Through the ups and downs of 2014, I can honestly say, I have made progress from a year ago and am better positioned because I held on, believed, and put in the work. Now, at this year’s end, I find myself, when making decisions, asking one thing, “Is God with me?” The answer determines my presence which determines my participation. The answer builds my strength. The answer allows me to do it with greater faith than my fear—Faith Activated…is yours?