Embracing the NEW

Happy new year. Well at least we HOPE it will be happy. As we turn the page to 2021 and leave behind the historic 2020 – I am deep in thought about my Theme for the year. (I don’t do New Years Resolutions).

I was inspired by GOD’s word the other day in my daily devotional. It has continued to resonate with me and when I stopped and gave it some thought – I decided that it was meant to be what kicks off my 2021. Here’s the verse:

Isaiah 43:18-19 Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!

2021 will see many NEW things. And it is time – wayyyyy past time – for me to let go of the former things. A new marriage for me in just a few short weeks will kick off the new year. With that comes alot of newness as we settle into married life and the NEW of blending our families as well as lots of NEW opportunities to converge together. – I mean I’ve been single for quite a while. It’s time to leave the mindset of singleness behind and embrace life with a real partner. Most would think that would be easy – and for the most part it is – but I have carried around the hurts of the past and created mechanisms to deal with my singleness that now need to fall away.

The newness of the worlds new normal is something else that I need to cling to this passage for and believe that GOD is really doing a NEW thing – in my life, in our country and in our world. My prayer is that my eyes are open and I have the vision of GOD to see what it is HE is doing. Let me not cling to what “We use to do” – let me clearly see what is being taught by the ultimate Teacher.

My eyes are set on the future… on the NEW thing GOD is doing. I am excited about this NEW journey GOD is taking me on and am looking forward to really embracing it in its fullness. This journey should be fun… stay tuned! 2021 here I (WE) come!

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