This weekend I celebrated my 21st birthday! Naturally, it got me thinking about how much I have grown over the past year. God is so faithful. Early in my walk I barely had even an ounce of faith and now I am completely sold-out for God’s unconditional and unfailing love.
"Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed you can say to this mountain,"move from here to there," and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."-Matthew 17:20
Last year, on my 20th birthday, I made a list of things I wanted to accomplish. I called it 20 things I want to do while I’m 20- Cliché? Yes. However, when I checked the list a week ago I was amazed that I had already completed everything I had written down less than a year prior.
“Delight yourself in the lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart,”- Psalm 37:4
Here are a few things that were on my list:
1. To build a stronger relationship with my savior
2. Get Published (I am a journalism major)
3. Travel to the Pinky Promise Conference in Atlanta, Georgia
4. Save up money to study abroad
5. Get a professional internship at a well-known company
6. Build friendships with People in Chicago
I have done all these things and more! Last summer, I traveled to the Pinky Promise Conference and interned for ABC 6 in Columbus, Ohio. Also, I will be boarding a plane to Dublin, Ireland on January 1st! When I finished writing my list I gave it to God. I prayed that if it was HIS WILL that these things would happen in my life.
“For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future,"- Jeremiah 29:11
This past year I learned how to step out on faith. I learned that everything I do is for one person only-Jesus. I no longer live for other people’s compliments or criticism. It wasn't easy and I am far from perfect, but I am grateful for how the lord has helped me stay committed and focused on accomplishing what I've set out to do. God is my partner in all things.
“Therefore my beloved be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the works of the lord knowing that your labor is not in vain”- 1 Corinthians 15:45
I don’t know when your birthday is but with the New Year right around the corner, now is the perfect time to reflect and prepare for what God is getting ready to do in 2015.
I listened to this sermon earlier this week and it encouraged me. R.I.P to the Myles Munroe. I hope his wise words encourage you to know that God is not finished.