Where Grace, Trust and Strength Is
So this is the new year. New month, new outlook, new resolutions and maybe even a time for a new haircut. Seriously though, they say that most everyone can do almost all hair cuts, it's just the fact that you aren't used to it that stops people from trying something different. Anyway, I'm not a fan of the resolutions that much anymore because I believe in living a lifestyle that embodies the good that you should be doing in the first place. Also, I'm just really, really glad that Christmas is over and the funny thing is that I know I'm not alone in that statement.
There is something about the new year though that does hit me and reminds me to catch my breath. I just think that it's really cool to be alive for another year--talk about feeling blessings as deep as they can be felt! With this though, I recognize that a new season is coming in my life. It's new, different, looks impossible and scary and only so exciting. The little that I've begun to understand about this upcoming year, semester, is that it's my time to practice believing. Time to practice acting on what I know, what I believe. It's the performing stage of applying all that I've learned in the past six months. The theme seems to be Grace, trust and strength.
It's the challenging questions that are coming: What does it look like to really trust God? Do I really believe that His Grace is enough for me? Do I understand where I'm going to get your strength from?
I'm going to have to wake up in the morning every single day and have to remember what I know, so that I embody believing in everything that I do.
I have a feeling that it's going to look messy and I'm going to do it "wrong" and mess up and not feel what I say I know. Those times are the ones where I am going to push through anyway and have to reexamine the source of my strength. I pray it only comes from Him.