I've been reflecting on this past year. What a year!!!
I don't even know that person anymore. That person that could disguise her insecurities with such absolute confidence that even she didn't know she was insecure.
My heart is broken for her. She robbed herself of so much over the past 5 years. Don't get me wrong, life wasn't bad for her. She got married to a wonderful man, started a business, launched a career and could have fun with the best of them.
But inside, she was not sure of who she was, always wondering if people were judging her, never comfortable in her own skin.
No one should ever have to live like that. EVER!
But life got a makeover for her this year. Hope was restored! Security in herself and in who God has called her to be was restored! 92 Lbs. Gone! Praise the Lord!!! For real...
I was talking to a friend of mine today who is going through a rough time. And there is something about going through tough time at Christmas that makes it worse. The word I had for him was HOPE.
I think it's one of the coolest four letter words ever!
There is HOPE for the broken hearted, HOPE for the weary. HOPE for all those who struggle with whatever. Mine was weight. It defined so much of my life and the situations in it.
That HOPE is Jesus Christ. He paid a price for me and you. He died so that we could live with the HOPE of eternity. He died so that we can have HOPE to get through the rough times in life. What area of life do you need HOPE in? Bring it to Him. His yoke is easy and His burden is light.
I made the choice to lay my burden down in front of Him this year. And what a return I got! Now, it required a choice or many choices on my part. To this day, I still have to choose His yoke and not my own, but even though it's hard at times, it is soooo worth it!
I think it's appropriate to choose HOPE at Christmas time and bring HOPE into 2013.
Are you ready?