2011 has been an incredible year in so many ways. If we imagine each year being represented by a 365-page book then we’ve come to the very last page. As we live out the last day of a year that was fashioned by the Author and Finisher of our faith, one cannot help but reflect on past events, take stock of where we are now and cast our thoughts on our future. The overwhelming feeling for me as I close the last page of the 2011 booklet of my life is one of thankfulness. I am extremely grateful to God on so many levels and I hope you are too.
I am thankful for the past 12 months. Thankful not just because of the good times but also for the not-so-good ones because I learn a lot more from the latter than the former. God is the God of our yesterdays. I say so because He is the only One I know who can take the pains and mistakes of our past to create a beautiful future. As I reflect on the past 12 months, I am joyful for the breakthroughs and victories. I’m sure you have cause to thank God for one thing or the other. Thank God I am not defined by my past! We cannot go back there or get stuck there. The pillar of cloud and fire is moving ahead and we ought to stay with Him always.
I am thankful for today. The reflections on our past mistakes gives us the much-needed wisdom and caution to move into 2012 in step with the Spirit of God. It is true that you may have lost out on many opportunities, suffered some type of hurt or the other and missed out on many things God had planned for you in 2011 because of your disobedience but the truth is that with God, your today can always be better. All you need to do is open up your heart to Him again and your today will get right back on track with God’s plans. Today I delight in the knowledge that He is with me just as He promised.
I am thankful for my future. At this point I am humbled by the fact that His eternal life is the assurance I have that I can actually face tomorrow. 2012 is full of uncertainties and potential pitfalls but our God has promised to go before us and make every crooked path straight. I’m confident of my 2012 not because I have fortified myself enough or thought of every possible scenario that could pull me back. Rather, I am confident because His watchful eye never misses a thing. He dwells outside of time and therefore is already in my future, pointing out hidden dangers, uncovering treachrous plots, guiding me into the right decisions, closing certain doors and opening others.
My soul is at peace because God is in the past clearing out my mistakes and in the process cleaning out my conscience. I am at rest today because I know He is with me and will never forsake me. I am confident because He has gone ahead of me and sorted out my future. 2012 will be an interesting year indeed. Several circles both Christian and non-Christian have predicted so much about supernatural activities to come particularly in December. Whatever the case may be, my advice is to stay in Christ and you will be fully prepared to face whatever comes your way.
God bless you all. Thank you for reading my blog in 2011. Hope to see you all in 2012. May His peace and joy seal your year in Jesus name.