I don’t mean to follow anyone else’s of trend with blogging but stay with me. It is the end of 2010. I don’t think any year has ever flown by so quickly. I have said before that this year has been full….full of every emotion, many lessons learned…just life in general…it has been full and it has been quick.
So, here is a short list of some of the things that I have learned in 2010.
My children will continue to grow me daily. This wasn’t just a short season or phase. They will continue to stretch me. They are awesome, unique and I am grateful for the lives that God has entrusted us with.
My husband grows in awesomeness! How has he challenged me you may ask? I am blessed to have married a man who calls me on my business! I heard someone say in a conference setting “you know those days where you walk around slamming cabinets and doors and…”. I immediately turned to the amazing woman beside me and said “there are husbands who let their wives get away with that”. And I laughed. While I have my moments and my hard days, I find myself grateful for a man who loves God and loves me enough to call me on my business. There are many things that I am grateful for about my husband but I am trying to keep this short. This is just one of many things I have learned in 2010.
I am reminded that while people will fail you, the truth (and by truth, I mean the Truth) that they have spoken into my life is not negated! That truth is still truth regardless of their shortcomings…the truth wasn’t about them anyway. They were a vessel God used.
You never outgrow freaking out when it comes to walking in faith (thanks to Francis Chan for the public reminder). Wouldn’t it be awesome if you reached a point of “loving Jesus-ness” that it wasn’t difficult to walk in faith…it suddenly became simple, you never sweat and the impossible never ever made you hesitate…ever! Of course, then it wouldn’t be called faith and it would require nothing of us. Instead, it requires everything we do have and a lot of what we don’t. Thank God for grace!
Waiting tables again was actually part of God’s great plan! LOL! I work with some amazing people. I am reminded of the mission and purpose of the Church. People need Jesus!
To end my short list of 2010 (have to keep it short because unless you are Beth Moore or Mark Driscoll, people won’t read long blogs), I have learned a lot this year. I have been reminded over and over again, that the grace of God is what allows us to do and be what He has purposed. 2011 – READY…SET….GO!!!!