You might say ..”I’m glad this year is over…………..” but did you stop to think of all the great things that may have come your way??????? It’s always the negatives and the things that have held us back that we think of first.
Keep in mind that death and sickness will always be there, as these are part of everyone’s life, but have you stopped to think at how those trialling and difficult times have helped you grow????? Probably not.
Well !!!!! Let me help you put things in perspective a little.
Speaking from experience, all those times people talked about me at work, it didn’t really matter because the truth speaks for itself. People have their own biases and flaws, we should not measure ourselves according to other people’s standards.
So those difficult times that have been thrown at me, actually helped me grow stronger. They helped me focus on what was important. The times my colleagues didn’t invite me to lunch, well they did me a favour because I wasn’t really interested in their narcissistic conversations anyway. The times I didn’t get that promotion, the extra money and the curse words I would have received, wouldn’t have been worth all the extra worry and critics wanting me to fail. I proceeded to do all aspects of my job, all the little things and big things in a great way, because I was proud of my work and efforts and I allowed these to speak for themselves and they have (If they don’t, it’s your cue to move on).
People made positive comments or noticed all my efforts. Sure it took longer but I did it for myself and my pride in my work and not for the glory. Money wasn’t going to make me happy, promotions neither. Not being true to who you are can hurt more, instead I chose the narrow road and I know that God has blessed me because it felt right and I didn’t worry about the rest who were chasing the next dollar, promotion, right circle of friends etc. I look at all this and see my God at work.
I know people who have done jobs that were below them, that were paid half what they were worth but the lessons learnt and contacts made from those jobs, were priceless, they propelled them to the next level and so on until they got where they wanted, because God was working in their lives. Because they were steadfast and had faith that good things would come because God is the giver, the almighty and the all powerful one.
As the new year is fast approaching let us be thankful for what He has given, for what He has removed, for what He has omitted and for what is to come. With God’s hand upon us, His favour, His blessings and His Son Jesus, we can grow, prosper and succeed to the level that makes us truly happy and at peace.
I wish the steadfast hand of God upon you all, the peace of Jesus and the gifts of the Holy Spirit that will propel you to the level that will prosper you and hold you in God’s favour.
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018 AND MAY YOUR CUP OVERFLOWETH
I LEAVE LEAVE YOU WITH THIS VERSION OF MY FAVOURITE SONG -Auld Lang Syne