Monday, December 6, 2010


Another year is drawing to a close and again I find myself in a reflective mood.  What had I hoped to accomplish in 2010?  Did I accomplish it, any of it?  If yes, what and why?  If not, what and why and what needs to be changed so I don’t keep going in circles?  It is a time to be honest, sometimes painfully so, and sometimes it requires the help of other people as we don’t always see things in us or around us that need to be worked on. 

And again, I find myself chewing on Romans 8:27-28 (Message):

[God’s Spirit] knows us far better than we know ourselves,
knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God.
That’s why we can be so sure that every detail
in our lives of love for God is worked
into something good.

So the things I ‘got right’ this year . . . the things I messed up or completely missed the boat on . . . God can work it into something good.  I can’t do a thing about it, but God . . .  He created the universe out of nothing; by the power of His words He put stars, planets, and so many things into the initially empty, shapeless void, so surely He can create something good out of all the bits ‘n’ pieces of this life. 

Then the next question is where do I go from this point on? 


Debbie said...

take some time to think, to meditate, to let that little inner voice talk to you.

Or, you know, ask for guidance, and put the radio on. Next song will give you a good hint.

Cinette said...

I take the list of things I had planned for this year, and decide if those goals are still what I want to accomplish or if my needs have changed. Then I set myself to doing differently, since the path I was following didn't help me get them done this past year!

crosscribe said...

I like both your bits of advice, Debbie! :) Sometimes I can over-think things, so it can be good for me to just put on the radio. ;-)

And thanks, Cinette, for sharing what you do as well. I think part of my problem has been *not* looking at how I can do things differently. I just bullishly try it the same ol' way again and then get frustrated when things still don't work out. Dur! Obvious why, but sometimes we don't see the obvious, eh? :-P