December 21 Prompt: Future self
Imagine yourself five years from now. What advice would you give your current self for the year ahead?
2011 is going to be a pretty amazing year for you. You’ve been wishing for a breakthrough, and it will definitely come. The difference between this year and every other year is you finally have your priorities in order. You cling to God in a way that you never have before. You are hungry for His Word. You have the love and support of friends who share your beliefs. You read blogs that help you along your journey. You aren’t afraid to live your Christian life out loud. You will find a joy and a hope that eluded you in 2010. You will grow by leaps and bounds. Not just in your faith, but in all areas of your life.
Remember that life is a series of peaks and valleys. You’ve just gone through a pretty low year, but you will start climbing again. As Third Day says, “I must go through the valley to stand upon the mountain of God.” It won’t happen overnight, but your breakthrough will come. You will receive blessings you haven’t even dreamed of yet. You just need to stay focused on your Creator and your Redeemer.
May this Christmas season bring you peace and kindliness of heart. May your celebrations be full of joy, laughter, and rediscovery of the beauty of a gift wrapped in swaddling clothes. Remember that Jesus is the gift of a lifetime. A gift that can forever light your way.