last night, i went to the last service of 2012 at Seacoast Church.
we had a guest speaker, Naaem Fazal from Mosaic Church and he gave a powerful message about how to start 2013 off in the right way.
- Reconcile your past --> don't dwell on the past, but begin to move forward
- Engaging the present --> don't just wait around for life to happen, truly engage in where God has you now
- Create your future --> accept the promises of hope and a future from God
now to back up a little bit...
i've been struggling with where i am for a while now.
in my relationship with God and in my relationship with Holden, i've fallen into the "comparison trap"; but for the last two weeks, i've heard the same message over and over and over and over again:
Don't define success by your expectations, define it by God's promises.
Don't just let life happen while you wait for the next big thing, bloom where you are planted now and you will reap a great harvest down the road.