I might be a little late to the #newyearresolution game, but I guess this coming year is something I don’t want to take lightly, which is why I’ve been spending quite a bit of time thinking about what I’m really expecting out of the next few months. The more I thought about it, the more I realised just how much I need to seek God for guidance. I’m not looking to do the whole “new year, new me” thing, but I sure am hoping to better myself as an individual with each and every day.
I spent ten good months away from home – I left not just the physical space I was used to coming back to every day, but also the comfort of being around people who was home to me. The entire experience changed my life and various perspectives in many ways, and truthfully I wouldn’t have asked for it any other way.
Amidst and despite the busyness of living independently, I found God again, in the realest of ways, and the past few months of journeying with Him was both challenging and extremely rewarding. There were days where my prayers were answered, and days where I was left wondering if He was even listening.
All in all, however, He has been faithful and abundant in love for me. If I could describe my 2015 in one word, I would say that I have been blessed. The pain and struggles only sum up as a reminder of how God has helped me pull through it all.
So, even as I find myself still thinking about and meditating on what God really wants for my life and where I fit in in this wonderful place called Earth, my hope and prayer is that I will seek first God’s kingdom and His righteousness before anything, because I believe that a good life comes with first trusting in a good God.