Honestly, I have no idea what the new year holds. I will say, I'm quite ready to be done with this year. It has been hard for me to even come here with all that's going on.
But today I'm here. Today is all I can focus on. I have to leave in God's hands the rest. The future. Or I'll go crazy. Really.
What I can do is focus-today- on what God is teaching me. Lately, He has been speaking to me on rising above the circumstances, on matching my intentions with my actions. I am not great at this. My intentions are seemingly established and then I fail to rise above and my actions display something entirely different than I intended.
I heard recently that it is wise to know our intentions first. Perhaps this seems simple, but it spoke to me. If I examine my motives, analyze what I intend, then maybe these intentions will be easier to keep. They will be more ingrained within.
Thou, therefore, my child, be strong in the grace that (is) in Christ Jesus...-2 Timothy 2:1YLT
It is His grace that enables me. So, I lean heavily these days.