1st of January.
I love that day. Growing up in the Northern Hemisphere, January is generally crisp and cool. The air feels clean and clear and full of expectation.
Around the world people are waking up with hope and expectancy. Some have said goodbye to a year of pain and for others the year will begin with blissful memories of a year gone by. Whatever 2012 was, 2013 is a blank slate, ready for the artist to create a beautiful piece of art.
I wrote in my previous post that 2012 was nothing that I imagined it to be; change was the word of the year. Truthfully, I spent most of 31 December excited to say goodbye to 2012. It was not that it was the worst year in the world or that nothing good came out of it, so much good came out of it. It was simply that there was little rest in 2013.
So this year, I plan to rest.
1. Cease work or movement in order to relax, refresh oneself, or to recover strength
2. Remain or to be left in a special condition
1. An instance or period of relaxing or ceasing to engage in strenuous or stressful activity
2. The remaining part of something
For me, resting does not mean doing nothing. Instead of being the instigator of more change I will build. A house stands because it is built on a firm foundation and this year my resolutions/goals are based simply around building…
I simply plan to be a better me…in all areas of my life.
I look forward to 2013, with great expectation. I know that there will still be change, that life will move forward, that the unexpected may knock me off guard and I’ll celebrate the joyous moments as well…but I also know that this year is not a year to instigate but to rest, to pause, and to consider…to Selah…with hope and expectation that He who created me, brought me to exactly where I am now and my responsibility is to honor that.
I wonder what YOUR 2013 will be. Is it a year of change? It is a year of rest?
Why not take some time to stop, think and pray…and consider the year ahead.
do not just let life happen around you.