Another month comes to an end, Ten more months till the year ends. For me 2016 is speeding by. Someone asked me today, what is my expectations for this year? My reply, “All Things New”. New experiences, new friendship, new adventure, new joys, but also new tears, new sorrows, new detours, new hardships, new challenges. But through it the best thing is I learned new life lessons.
Today marks an important anchor point in the passage of time. It’s the 29th of February, a leap year. A date which comes every four years. As I look back into the last four years, to the things I’ve learned and experienced, the challenges, the opportunities, the friendships and the memories. It has all been a well crafted plan by the Master of the Universe. I’ve grown from what I was to what He wants me to be. Every experience, every moment was a well orchestrated plan where I learned to be better everyday. I’ve learned to trust in Him more everyday. What I’ve realised that none of this would have been possible if I wasn’t willing to take a leap of faith.
Today as I mediate on the future of my life, I’m perplex by the same thought: Leap of faith. What does it mean for me? New challenges which will break me to make me. Yes I’m fearful of what lies, the leap into the unknown. Fear is an acronym, False Evidence Appearing Real. Honestly there is nothing to fear. What the last four years has taught me one big thing – Faith. I am committed to grow more in faith and in all things.
To grow more I must be ready to get stretched more. As the old saying goes, no pain, no gain. Bodybuilders understand this better than anybody. An unused muscle if left will become useless and eventually will require amputation. But to better use that same muscle, it needs to be fit. Fitness requires both practice and pain.
The next four years presents an uncharted time line for my life. Where, if I start today I can maximise my potential tomorrow. Personally I have a calling and a resolution which I hope to achieve with God’s help.
2 months flew by, 4 years will flash by. I realise, it’s time which gives urgency to my resolution waiting to be achieved. My available time is diminishing, my urgency to reach the goal is ever-increasing. 2020 starts today…I must take a leap of faith everyday to be all that God planned for me, I will not settle for the ordinary, I will take a leap of faith.