Coming into the new year, 2018, I was confident that this year would be different! Not necessarily meaning that this would be “THE YEAR” that I would finally receive the promises and healing that I’ve been trusting for, because I am patient and hopeful that God’s timing will be perfect! BUT more so, looking back on 2017 victories in Faith, I just KNEW this year would be victorious too!
As 2017 came to a close, I decided that I wanted to use my time constructively in the upcoming year. I graduated in December, and I knew I wanted to have purpose within the time that my husband is away. (He works in the oilfield.) My two jobs have been wonderful! One helping children in a therapeutic environment and the other being an amazing fashion opportunity. I couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend my time!
Now that we are in the season of Lent and it being the first day of Spring, I can’t help but to reminisce.
I know where God has brought me. I know where I have been. I look back over the course of these past three years, and I’m so thankful with what God has done to my heart. The full manifestation of the miracle we have been praying for may not yet have taken place, but that doesn’t mean God hasn’t been mending the vital organs within me that needed healing too! The journey has with out a doubt been enduring and trying. I’ve been tested more than I have been affirmed. However, I’ve fallen so incredibly in love with what God has done and with Him too.
Two thousand seventeen has been a monumental year. I found and grasped my identity in Christ alone. It has been the most powerful and unshakable experience in my walk with Him.
So as I reflect on the mountain that I have climbed, I find myself glancing out upon the horizon, seeing how far I have traveled and wondering exactly where I stand. Although, I know the significant work God has done in my life, I can’t help but wonder where He has me now.
Where I am currently is such a new and unexpected place to be. Enjoying the view and scenery, I know that it’s only a resting place. I’m still trying to find who I am within it all.. Who I am in Christ within it all. Also, some of the relationships I’ve had along the way have taken their own individual paths making me realize only I can venture these new heights alone.
I don’t know how long I’ll be on this ledge, but I pray that I can find purpose while I am here. Every second of our lives have so much opportunity to be the light and to use everything for His Good. I want to live each moment bringing forth greatness for His Kingdom. I want my Identity in everything that I do to radiate Him, and in return I will be fulfilled and satisfied.
1 Peter 1:3-9
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you,5who are being protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6In this you rejoice,* even if now for a little while you have had to suffer various trials, 7so that the genuineness of your faith—being more precious than gold that, though perishable, is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honour when Jesus Christ is revealed. 8Although you have not seen* him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, 9for you are receiving the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.