It is this time of the year that I begin to look back over the past year and ever so gently release my hold on it. To slowly process the journey of yesterday, and embrace my story. Reviewing each chapter and acknowledging the right of the author to pen them exactly as He chose. Re-living for a moment the storms forever etched in my heart — and seeing God’s thumb print on them all. Recalling every rocky road, uncertain path, deep valley, and mountain top written into my storyline — with humility and awe.
There are chapters in last year’s story I savor, and others I gently close. Some were written through the blur of tears, and pain — but, never without a purpose; that only the author of my story may fully understand. Other chapters filled with joy and laughter and laced with love. I am grateful for the lessons of yesterday and the moral of the story — sometimes found by reading between the lines.
14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! It is amazing to think about. Your workmanship is marvelous—and how well I know it. Psalm 139:14 NLT
As I release yesterday, I am met with rest for today, and impossible dreams for tomorrow. It is then that I begin to step into the storyline prepared for me in this coming year.
One of walking barefoot along the shores of a beautifully calm ocean. As cool and refreshing waters from the ocean tides gently wash across my feet; taking with them the prints left in the sand behind me. Leaving me surrounded by steady waters, and unmarked sands. Looking ahead and walking ever so closely to the shoreline — I am met with constant rhythms of cleansing waters — prepared for me. In front of me I can see that the unmarked sands and land ahead is limitless and waiting for me to step into it.
“Dreams are not fulfilled by the sensible. True passion loves the impossible” – Graham Cooke
I am thankful that God is not intimidated by my yesterdays. That I can rest knowing He is well aware of my tomorrows, and present in my today. I look forward to starting a new chapter in 2016