Wow! The year has gone so fast, I still can't believe it's the last day in 2013. Although at some point I was really counting down, anxiously waiting to embrace the newness of 2014 and to say a big "bye-bye" to this dramatic 2013 because it has been one challenging year but God's mercy kept me from breaking... Let's just say the many tests I experienced gave room for many testimonies. Indeed "Mercy said NO" and my 2013 testimony is all wrapped up in Psalms 136
“O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.
O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.
To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever…
Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever:
And hath redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever.
O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever.”- (Psalms 136:1-4, 26-30)
As the new year fast approaches, I'm excited about many things and if you are like me, you already have goals, visions and dreams of how you want the year 2014 to be. But if we want to be honest with ourselves, we know that with all the planning and dreaming, we still do not know exactly what the future holds. Of course sometimes we have an idea of what God wants to do in our lives, we have the passion and goals that drive us to make the new year better than the former but because we are not psychic, we can't tell exactly how things will play out.
You can have great dreams, strong determination, exceptional planning and time management skills but still something can come up out of the blues to disrupt everything. Even if God shows you a vision of where he is taking you to, you still cannot get every single detail right all at once simply because you are not alpha and omega, only God knows the end from the beginning! Only Him knows where all the bumps, turns and dead-ends are in our journey through life!
As 2014 approaches, I just want to encourage you to trust your unknown future into the hands of a known and capable God! His plans for your life are much more better than what you have planned for yourself.
Don't try to run your life by yourself this new year, fact is that you can't do it all by yourself so surrender those dreams and goals to God! You really don't know what the future holds but God knows...You can't tell the end from the beginning but God can! I repeat, hand over your life, plans and unknown future into the hands of a known God...Life is a lot easier that way! When things start to go wrong, don't try and figure it all by yourself, just go back to God for help, seek His face through prayers and He will surely answer you.
It is my prayer that in the year 2014, the Almighty God himself will help you every step of the way. He will guide you, guard you and supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Jesus name. Amen.