I can't believe how fast 2018 has gone, let alone the month of December. I've been trying to wrap my mind around it, but I just can't seem to get a grip on the thought. Where has time gone?
Believe me when I say this: I feel like this year was one of many lessons. December too. As a teenager getting ready to step into adulthood, I'd like to think that I'm trying my best to understand and learn all that I can. Sometimes I fall short, sometimes I smack the pavement I fall so hard...but it's a process, right?
Looking back now, I've failed...multiple times. I want to go into this new year with a different mindset, and come out as a different person. Yes, I know, "don't set unrealistic goals". But I'm serious when I say, I want to be a stronger woman of God. I want to be able to look at situations differently. I desire to be more selfless in a selfish world. I want to be so filled with the Holy Spirit that nothing else matters. Because truth is: I'm far from perfect.
I understand it comes with studying, praying, and obeying. Maybe that's where I fell short this year. While I read in the Word and prayed, did I act out my faith as I should have? Did I obey? Those are thoughts to provoke my own mind with.
If I learned anything this month and this year, it's that I'm so weak. I don't have the strength to walk this life on my own. I desperately need Jesus to cover me on all four sides.
So, I guess my prayer for 2019 would be this: That God would move me. I don't want to be comfortable. I don't want to be set in my ways. I want to be a different person. I want to see a change.
I realize it comes with hard work, sweat, and dedication, but I'm willing if it will put me in a position closer to Christ. I desire to be more compassionate as He was and still is. I want to be more humble. I want to look temptation in the eye and yell no with the confidence that only Jesus can give. I pray I can grow stronger in the power of Christ, for I am nothing without Him.
December, you've been filled with memories that will last a lifetime. From the 24 days of Luke challenge, to decorating gingerbread houses with friends, to looking at the lights in the pouring snow with loved ones...you've proved yourself to be a month full of joy. I've enjoyed giving. I have loved the laughing until I can't speak anymore moments. And I pray 2019 will be full of many more of those moments.
Here's to looking forward to 2019, and to all the wonderful memories made and lessons learned in 2018.
I'll Keep Smiling,
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