2018: Losses & Gains

I’ve spent the last week or so thinking about what I was going to blog about, and I keep coming back to 2 Corinthians 5:17.  The English Standard Version says “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”  The old is gone.  Forever.  The past isn’t coming back.  That sounds so depressing, doesn’t it?  Oh, but it’s not, because the new has come!

This past year was a year of loss.  I lost my sanity, I lost my temper, I lost my patience, I lost my Daddy, and I lost my husband.  But even with all of that loss, I can’t help but think of the things I’ve gained.  I gained a precious baby boy, I gained lots of new relationships, and I gained a faith and trust in God like I never thought possible.  Through all the loss, I became stronger, more confident, more compassionate, more loving.  I’ve learned so much about myself, and I’ve finally started being the person God created me to be instead of the person other people said I should be.

I can’t wait to see what is going to happen this year, because I know it’s going to be great.  I’m going to be intentional, I’m going to take care of myself, I’m going to get plenty of rest, and I’m going to enjoy this amazing life that God has given me. So, 2019, come at me, bro!  Give it everything you’ve got!

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