Have you ever looked back into your journal and re-read what you wrote? It can be encouraging or sometimes really amazing to realize how much you have grown from the words you wrote down 8 months ago. I'm so happy for growth, aren't you? That we don't stay the same or stuck in the same rut or the same season over and over again. It can seem like that at times though, if I haven't taken the time to look back on how far I have come. It's okay, very okay to look behind you to notice how far you have stepped ahead.
Instead of us thinking it was a "bad" year, let's look back and be reminded of the good within the hard stuff. How faithful our God is, how GOOD He is! As my friend said today, " Even if we don't see growth, God is still at work." He sure is, but let's remind ourselves and acknowledge it. It takes a lot of work to grow!
Let's grow together at the end of 2018. And I want you to go and purchase a new journal to start your new memories of growth for the coming year of 2019.
Hello friends, I'm joy. ..
I love sharing my life with you. I enjoy being vulnerable and real because it's then that I hear, "you too?". I hope reading the words from my heart encourages you. We're in this together, friends, so grab your coffee or tea and stick around!