Happy New Year People
Thank God for sparing our lives to see this beautiful day, a new day in a new year.... a new opportunity to start afresh, to right our wrongs....a new hope, new expectations, a new me & you
2012 for me was patterned with different spots like the coat of many colours Jacob bought for Joseph- It had some very bright spots and some very dull ones.
2012 was a year of wisdom- I was never so hungry for knowledge like I was in 2012. I read wider and learnt deeper. I learnt a lot about life from my many experiences and I wished for more.
I made an attempt at love and lost. I realised I hung on to a wrong definition of love for a long time. The love I practiced was based on the wrong premise… I was giving too much of myself away. I decided to hang up my old dating boots- they were worn out from years of walking/ running on Date Avenue. After the whole dating drama I began to worry about whether or not I still had the ability to love again…but then I got me some new boots, very well polished, black and shiny and its resting on my new shoe rack.
It was a season of friendship- several beautiful friendships tip-toed around my world in 2012. I’m glad it all didn’t end with tip-toes. Few grew from tip-toes to walks. I owe my friends all the love in my heart. I can’t ask for better friends.
I found God- 2012 was one year I found God for myself. I grew up in church so I had a lot of pass-me- down teachings and doctrines. These teachings began to feel like used Pradas. The Sunday school lessons I learnt while growing up could not satisfy me any longer. I became somnolent of 'them- says'. I wanted to meet God for myself and I did meet him. I studied the bible like I never used to. I found truth I was desperate to live by, the truth like a laxative washed off the old doctrines. In 2012, I learnt to never allow anyone make me doubt my relationship with God because I’m not doing what they think I should be doing.
In 2012 I started building foundations for the entire castle I had built in the air.
I found the fire . I knew that fire from way back; it was a verb and a noun. It lived in my dreams and breathed in my heart. But in 2012, I found this fire in human form and I’m hoping I can play with the sparks without getting burnt.
In 2012 I realized I was weaker than I wanted to accept and stronger than I ever imagined.
Somewhere towards the end of 2012, I became tired of good. Truth is I had seen a lot of good in my life- good job, good relationship, good finance...I could go on. In fact I have seen enough ‘goods’ that would last me a life time. I became bored with good. I mean, how can I be okay with ‘good’ when I know there is ‘best’? I told a friend about wanting ‘best’ and she seems to think that my belief in ‘best’ is extreme. But when placed in the context of what God has in store for me, then what I think is ‘best’ might even be just a ‘better’. I lived my life around appetizers while forgetting the main course. 2012 became the time to stand up from my couch of complacency.
I like the place I’m in right now; I’m done rejoicing at every false finish line. The race set before me is so very long and I’m just few metres into the race.
In 2012, I discovered some very amazing talents on blogsville and I can’t stop me from ‘crushing’ on their minds. Blogsville was a major part of my 2012; the friends I’ve made here have been very amazing friends. You guys rock.
In 2012, I saw grace beyond measure, I saw provision so overwhelming, I saw protection, I saw results that doubled my efforts, I saw favour in its rawness…and I’m so grateful to God.
I thank you all for being a part of my 2012, let’s do it again in 2013.
|Toast to 2013|
Here's to an amazing 2012. Cheers!