Before I begin with my final piece of wisdom for 2013, I would like to take a moment to thank all of you that followed my blog, liked my posts and have been praying and journeying with me through out this year. You guys have been such a blessing to me and have encouraged me in some of the darkest hours of my life. I did not know how people would receive my realness and transparency but I am thankful that God has allowed me to share my life with you. Thank you for making this year easier and for allowing to be real with myself and with God, producing ultimate freedom. THANK YOU!
I was praying for a final word of wisdom to share with you, a final lesson of 2013 if you will and what came to me is: Be Courageous. I sat on my bed and reflected on the idea of courage and bravery in the presence of fear. As I sat and thought about courage, God began to minister to me about how courage is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to not allow fear to overrule your life. Fear is always present, it comes to hinder us from moving forward and enjoying what God has for us. Some of us are afraid to fail so we don’t try, some of us are afraid to succeed so we don’t give our all- our fears limit us from living a life full of joy. Some of us are afraid of the new year. 2013 was our year of struggle and we don’t know how to handle 2014 being our year of blessing so we sabotage our destiny and do whatever we can to limit God’s hands from blessing us. We sabotage things we are afraid of. Think about it, if all you ever experienced was bad relationships when the right person comes along -you can’t handle it. You sabotage the relationship. This new year is not the year to live life in a circle, going through the same old trials and test, the same old routine because we are scared of change- this year is not the year to live in defeat when we can be victorious. This year is not the year to live bound when Christ has come to set us free. This year is not the year to live life in regrets but to relish in the blessings of God. This year is not the year to be afraid but to be courageous.
As you enter into 2014, my final piece of wisdom for you would to be courageous. Stand up for what is right, speak against what is wrong. Lift up a standard and don’t apologize to anyone for living by one. Be yourself and live free. Be courageous. Everyone is not going to like you or want to hear what you have to say but that sounds like a personal problem and that should not dictate your actions. Be courageous. Your family might turn against you, your friends might not want to go to the level of success that you’re going, again keep moving forward and Be courageous. People will lie against you and raise all manner of evil against you because they don’t understand the freedom you walk in but honey, Be courageous. Live a life serving God in pure freedom and I can guarantee 2014 will be the best year of your life. BE COURAGEOUS
Happy New Year!