February is here and I am so thankful January is gone. Without boring or burdening any of my readers with details, let’s just fast forward through the month that was anything but a great start to a new year. I’ll simply say far too many things did not go RIGHT in many areas of life for me, some family members, and close friends…but this second month of 2014 has so far started off much better.
This. This right here. January and all of its events were certainly part of a very rocky path that had me questioning many things in my life. While I wavered in my faith at times and suffered from some serious bouts of discouragement and depression, God remained faithful and gracious.
This quote here is also very timely – it is easier said than done, but expresses wisdom nevertheless!
“Avoid getting negative when you look at your circumstances. Actively wait on God to give you strength to walk in the fruit of the Spirit (see Galatians 5:22-23). Wait with purpose, silently listening for Him to speak, eagerly watching for Him to act.”
This reminds me of an admonition I heard from someone once, many years ago, when asked how things were going. Upon replying, “OK, under the circumstances…” — this person said, “Well, what are you doing THERE? As a child of God, you should know He can help you rise above circumstances…”
I forgot that somewhere along the path. But as the quote above states, whatever paths and detours we stumble through at times are NOT our destinations — they simply lead us, eventually, to our intended destinations.
So what’s up along the path for this month? Let’s see: revisiting my goals for the year, celebrating my hubby’s birthday (on the 9th) and our 8th anniversary (on the 11th), blogging/writing more consistently, working on and turning in my COMPS (comprehensive essay exam for my Ed.D. degree), and promoting my freelance and creative businesses.
This leads me to a special announcement: I finally have a NEW website for my creative business, K-Lee’s Kreations, thanks to Robyn of Red Robyn Graphics, and I will be participating in a new endeavor set to debut this month, Purple Mountain Dreams.
So what about you? How was your January? What are your plans for February?
A bend in the road is not the end of the road…
unless you fail to make the turn.