This is my last post for 2010. Gee, seems like the year has just started. I guess this is the point where I’m supposed to write some sort of illuminating treatise full of great wisdom. It I’m all out of witty sayings and wisdom right now. I do have a few observations for the year.
I’ve never been one for New Year’s Resolutions for many reasons. Goal setting is more my style. I guess they might be the same thing. For 2010, I decided to borrow an idea from a friend of selecting a theme for the year. My theme was to Make a Difference. I have tried to write more about causes and other ways to make a difference. Spent some time this week redoing the Make a Difference Section.
Life doesn’t always go the way we plan. Sometimes even the unexpected bumps in life can turn out to unexpected blessings. I just have to be willing to trust God and look for the blessings.
One of those unexpected things this year is an unplanned move to problems with our condo. I absolutely hate moving. The process of moving can be a difficult and at times an insurmountable task. During the moving process I will eventually reach a point where I just want to toss everything or just leave. It was during the packing and unpacking stage that I realized there were some important lessons that can be learned from moving. First, God is in the business of fresh starts and is willing to forgive us when we make a mess of things. This doesn’t mean there are no consequences from past actions. Second, sometimes you just have to get rid of the junk in our lives. Finally, a change of location can also change ones outlook and perspective.
It is so easy to forget that I was created by God, in his image and to have fellowship with him. Somehow I get my priorities messed up and focus on my needs, wants and goals.
Real faith isn’t just for Sundays. What good is faith that does not affect ones daily life? Situations that challenge ones faith can also cause it to grow. It is important to move from just reading about matters of faith and actually practice what one believes.
People are more important than having nice things. Do not sacrifice friendships or other relationship to gain more things. Seize the little moments to make memories; you never know how many more you will get.
Those are just a few of my observations from 2010.