Julie, over at Less Than Perfect Life Of Bliss wrote something in one of her first posts of the new year. I honestly don’t remember what the rest of the post was about (click on the link to find out – poke around over there if you have a chance, she has some really neat projects and thoughts), but this line, I find –
Oh – I guess you want to know what that line was, huh?
BUT- there’s an exciting year ahead of us,
full of things that have never been.
Sit with that for a moment.
Does that line make shivers go up and down your spine or does it fill you with dread?
Does it open vistas that you never imagined or does it make you want to climb back in bed and hide?
Does it encourage you to charge out your front door and find those things, or do you want to lock the door in fear that what is to come is worse than what has been?
Last spring I would have answered dread, bed, and worse. But as I have written in the last few months, there was some sort of switch that was clicked in me this past year. I know that God had a lot to do with it. You see, I am a slow learner when it comes to His lessons and I was trying to take charge of my life without consulting Him. He was allowing me flounder, to learn some lessons. When I finally looked up at Him and asked for His help, gave Him the problems to fix instead of trying to fix them on my own, allowed my heart to be fully embraced by Him.
Now I am eager to find out what is in store for me this year. I am looking forward to identifying the blessings that I am given each day. I am anxious to set out on the path called 2011 and see where the journey leads me and who I meet and what I see and do. I am really interested to discover who I am going to be at the end of the year!
So how about you?
What sort of emotion does the phrase create in you?