The holidays are such a joyful time, but also a hard time of year for a lot of people!
As my kids are getting older. they’re off doing their own thing as soon as Thanksgiving dinner is over. I don’t have little ones anymore to dress up in ruffles and bows and I can’t talk them into wearing matching pajamas 😜.
But, that’s not what the holidays are meant for anyway. I’ve had to remind myself of all the many things I have to be thankful for and the the true meaning of Christmas in the birth of our Savior! I’m so thankful for all He’s done for me and to know Him and have a relationship with Him!
A couple of weeks ago, I stood up for myself and my kids for the first time in my life. As great as it was, it was so tough! Not only was I closing that chapter in my life, I was also taking a step into a new chapter. One I know nothing about. BUT GOD knows and that’s enough for me. I’ve shared this song before, but because He lives, we can face tomorrow and all fear is gone. He holds our future and that makes life worth it!
I’ve shared this illustration before also, but it is so fitting now.
Our lives are like a billboard that we drive right past, not something to stop and stare at or dwell on. The reason the rear view mirror is so small. These things that we go through are just tiny stepping stones to making us who God wants us to be and discovering what He wants us to do. We drive forward with a much bigger window and if we allow God to lead us and guide us, what’s ahead is far greater than what’s behind us.
Satan will put things in our lives to stop us in our tracks. But, I’ve also realized though that God also allows us to go through things so we can become better for the best outcomes in our lives. If we walk closely with Him and listen for His voice, He will lead us exactly where we are to go. His word truly is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our paths!
May we all leave the past in the rear view mirrors and look forward to our brighter tomorrow’s.
Thanks for letting me share!😊