As this year comes to a close, I have definitely learned the lesson of purpose, happiness, and strength. I cannot allow myself to step into another year by not being true to myself, grinding for my passion and listening totally to God. Everyone may not agree with the vision given to you but it is your responsibility to answer to the call. I truly believe God gives us chances but if our answer is always "soon I will", "not right now", and/or "I am scared/afraid", how can you expect for Him to continue to give you opportunities? Its time to take life for what it is and live it. Enough of wonder, confusion and doubt!
Faith without work is dead. Believing is an action word, so what are you doing through your life to show you believe? Forgive those who have hurt you. Love those who hate you. Let go and truly let God. As cliche as it sounds, you do only have one life to live, so why not make it worth it?
I have found myself often listening, always wanting validation, and taking the opinions of other people to make decisions for my life. Only to find myself unhappy, more confused, and always taking several steps back. You cant allow other's thoughts and opinions be an excuse for why you are not where you need to be because at the end of the day, God's thoughts of you should be all that matters. He has the ultimate plan over your life. (Jeremiah 29:1 - For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.)
In 2013, I will get back to blogging, lose weight, start graduate school, and make the proper changes so I may make my past self proud.
Time to get to work! It's time to fulfill dreams, purpose, and visions given to me. Play time is over :)
I hope everyone has a Merry CHRISTmas and a Happy New Year!!!
I will see you in 2013! xoxo