I love a fresh page to write on….or a fresh screen since its the age of laptops! The possibilities are endless. You can do anything with a fresh page, you can write a romance, a humorous anticdote, a life changing devotional or just flesh out the thoughts that are roaming around inside your head! And, so I love the first day of a new year. The first day of anything always brings a sense of anticipation. Mixed emotions of anticipation and hope of what a new beginning will bring. Today is 1/1/11. The first day of a new year. I have walked through this day, doing many of the things we do on New Years Day….taking down the Christmas Tree, preparing a dinner of blackeyed peas and rice, cornbread and collards, and when I remember, ham. (Forgot that this year!)….but in the midst of preparations, eating with family, chatting and playing games, I have pondered what the year will bring.
No one ever spends the first day of a new year pondering what challenges or tragedies the year will bring. Most people face the new year with hope and optimism. I must say I face this new year in anticipation of what God is going to do in our lives. The only regret is that I will turn 50 this year and I feel like I have missed so many opporutunities because of hesitation or believing the lies of the enemy, or because I chose my own way instead of God’s way. I don’t want to do that this year. I don’t want to look to others for approval. I don’t want to seek the acceptance of others. I don’t want to believe the lies of the enemy. I don’t want to live with any regrets. I want to embrace who God created me to be, believe and trust only in HIS WORD, worship Him with every fiber of my being, live a life that glorifies Him, serve Him, and maybe, if it’s in God’s plan, get published this year! 🙂
So, if you are reading this. Take a deep breath, stick out your chin, face forward and embrace what this year will bring! God has a plan….let’s be part of it!