Well, as the end of one year approaches and another is about to start, I have been reflecting on my life especially as I spent the last few days going through photos and reading a book about Chazown, or God’s Vision for Your Life, for my next class. This book is about taking your life’s experiences, gifts, and even values to determine your chosen path in life.
That is one thing that I struggle with as I ask – am I on the right path with my master degree? In just 18 months, I will hopefully be graduating and hope to be in a ministry or even starting my own. Though I feel God is calling me to be involved before He puts me into my own ministry…so involved I will be.
Yet, in the meantime, a few interesting things have happened in the last few days that have given me a sense of what I am called to do…almost like a renewed vision for my life.
First, as I examined the pictures, I came across a few cool ones including scenic photography and even my own paintings…I never really had the dream to paint yet as I study my art and even the photographs, I have a continued dream to use my gift of creativity for God’s glory. Yet I wonder how will I make the time with husband’s care, school, and maybe a job, hopefully soon. Yet, I must continue to trust God to work His Ways to help me fulfill this desire to use my creative gift of writing, artwork, and even love to create things with Legos. Therefore, I hope to start a writing project that includes writing a devotional about God’s path in life so stay tuned…and pray that I can accomplish this dream. Perhaps I even need to make time for my creative side before it goes away…
Second, I often wondered if I would ever fulfill a vision that was spoken over me years ago as I was commissioned as a leader at a local church. It was about doing great and mighty things for God. Yet, I’m shy and I don’t know if I can ever speak to a crowd of people to preach or even lead them to the Lord. Then, yesterday, as I went forward to have my husband prayed for, an acquaintance – who I would to become friends with – prayed over me and she told me that she was given a Word about me. It was almost similar to the vision as she reminded me to be a warrior and be bold as I would be reaching a great multitude of people!!! I was like wow and all I could say was – thank you and that was the second time I have heard that message in my life! Now, it is time to be bold and become that warrior for Christ.
Third, our pastor spoke about boldness and walking with God to fulfill His purpose in our lives. That we need to wake up from our slumber and speak up in His Name and proclaim the Gospel. that we need to grow in Christ and develop a lasting relationship with God as we continue to be bold.
Therefore, in conclusion, instead of a New Year’s Resolution, I will take one step at a time in this coming year to hopefully become a warrior in the Name of Jesus, standing up boldly for Him, praying for this nation, and bringing people into His Kingdom. This includes building/rebuilding relationships with God, family and friends, spending more time with God and focusing on Him as I strive to serve Him more and become more obedient to His will.
What are your steps to becoming a better you in the coming year? Is there a vision that you have put on hold or forgotten? Is there something standing in your way?