By Shasta Monet
This morning as I sat down to do my annual end of the year journaling, I couldn’t help but just sit and cry for awhile. Not all because of it being bad, but more our of a heart that is truly thankful.
Going back over what I felt was going to happen for this year, I feel so thankful
This year was really hard
I am sure most everyone can agree
From a personal point, as a mother, a daughter, a friend, a student, an american citizen..it was all hard
However, I wrote on Jan 1st how I wanted this year to show me who I was
Boy did God do that
Through circumstances, situations, hard times..comes truth
I can say a year later, I am standing here more confident than I have ever felt before
To be able to share with a friend my testimony over the last 15 years of my life…and see how much I truly HAVE grown
The Lord never says it will be easy. Have you heard that statement before? I have and I believe it. It is too easy for myself to say ‘what the heck Lord’ why would He want me to go through this if He really loved me? Then trying to share with people I love who are also asking the same question..I have learned this year all I can say is this simple fact.. God is God
He is the I AM
Only He is..not me
True faith is intimate
It is saying that no matter what, no matter if I understand or even enjoy it
I am going to choose Him
He is GoD
I am not
It truly is a sacrifice to lay down emotions, fears, worries, questions, anger etc..and say ‘Ok Lord, I trust that you are ALWAYS for me and You love me
Today I can say I know myself more than I ever have
I am also more confident then I have ever been before
For that I am truly thankful
Last year, God gave me this verse..
I led them with cords of kindness, with the bands of love, and I became to them as one who eases the yoke on their jaws, and I bent down to them and fed them
This year, it was spent having many moments with the Lord where I needed Him to bend down and feed me, and that He did.
CharlieMae turned 2 this year
She really has become her own little person
Almost out of diapers
Worshiping at Church
This year I became the Publicity leader at MOPS
Got to help put on events
Made new friends
Strengthen older ones
CharlieMae made new friends
Over all..this year was pretty amazing and have TOO many memories to post about..
To all of my friends, family and loved ones…Thank you for 2016! Onward to 2017!!!!