Yes, this is the generic New Year post, but I felt like doing it. =]
The past couple of days I have been reflecting on this year and what I have done and how I have grown in myself and in my relationship with Christ. After I thought about it, I have learned so many things, and I’m so thankful for this past year of 2011.
I feel like I have grown more as a Christian this year almost more than ever. I can’t explain why, but I’ve just had way more gusto for God it seems! With my responsibility as an FCA officer to leading music on Wednesday youth services, I’ve just learned so much more about the Bible and how truly amazing God is. It blows my mind every time I talk about it or try and wrap my brain around it. And that excites me! It just gets me ready for 2012 and what it will bring! Hopefully not the end of the world LOL!… sorry for that lame joke..
I also have grown up myself. I’ve turned 16, I can drive, I have a job (sort of), etc.
Things change so fast, and when you think about it, its kind of scary. So many things happen in 365 days and we just pass by not even thinking about them until this time of year. I guess that’s how I think of New Year’s. A time of reflection and appreciation for the opportunities and choices you’ve made and how you’ve grown from them. The thought helps me cherish everything I do and all the people in my life. I’m so thankful for all the new and wonderful people I have met that God put in my path. I’m also very thankful for the bad that has happened this year. All those stupid arguments, all those stinging words, not so great choices, losing people I care about, to just plain wasting of time… I’ve learned from them and have made myself greater because of them. I’m not saying that I don’t regret those things, but I wouldn’t go back and change them. Everything happens for a reason, and I wouldn’t want to get in the way of things that are/were to be.
2011 has been full of exciting adventures for me. From being put in big leadership positions to seeing my favorite disney story and my favorite princess live, I feel like 2011 has been an overall good year. I wish all of you a blessed 2012, and I pray that you will grow in Christ and learn more about yourself and who you truly are. Life is a treasure and a gift. Cherish it, and live it to the fullest!
words of Relient K:
Oh and I guess we made it
Or at least made it this far
And it all looks smooth from here
Oh and in a future day there may be waves but I must say the skies
Have never looked so clear
Oh and I guess we made it
Cause it ain’t far to go from here
Anne Frank (via misswallflower)
this is totally a quote for me.
I had a wonderful Christmas with my family! I’m so very blessed to have them in my life! And now I get to go to Silver Dollar City with them too! Its a tradition, and ‘m so excited! See you all in a few days!
i hate opening up to people and telling them how i feel. im always scared that they’ll judge me or just laugh at how i feel. sometimes i wish i could explain how i feel to people then they’d understand why im like the way i am, but ive learnt that not a lot of people care, they only ask to be nosey so i just keep it inside
Precisely my thoughts..