Not sure if this time of year causes you to reflect like it does me. I take a good bit of vacation time in December. I spend time doing some of nothing, some projects, and listening to God as I seek His direction for 2010. I am not one to make lots of New Year’s resolutions, but I do consider where I’ve been in the current year and where God might be directing for the next one.
Looking back, I see relationships that have grown, some that have been difficult, others just starting. There are events that have been highlights and others that were more of a challenge. I see God’s hand throughout each one. My prayer is that in 2010, not one event will be handled any other way but His way, and leaders will be blessed, encouraged as well as equipped through each one.
There is also a bit of uncertainty as the new year approaches…what will it bring, what joys and challenges will I face. This time last year I had no idea that I’d lose my mom in 2009 and a week later on our 38th anniversary celebration weekend we would find out my husband had lost his job. But God has been faithful every single step of the way!
Our time is in His hands (Ps. 31:15 NKJV) If we believe that, we should live like we do! What are you thinking as the year is ending and a new one is beginning? Where do you want Him to work in your spiritual life this next year? Write it down (and feel free to share it here), pray over it and watch Him work. This time next year, reflect to see what He has done!