I normally try to avoid just writing about the day to day of my life on my blog (I save that for my journal and/or notes app!) and I strive to post only the stories that are embedded with life lessons and spiritual truths that could be applied elsewhere, or at least relatable to readers. So with that being said, feel free to skip this post and move along to the next one to avoid reading about my life! I won't be offended.
However, as 2016 draws to a close and I reflect upon the past year, I am overwhelmed by the highlights of it all! I need to share some of the goodness that God has sprinkled over and around my life throughout the past twelve months, even if no one reads it except for my roommate and me. 😉
Yes, I faced new challenges, struggled with new AND old inner battles, and had my heart broken this year. Sometimes, I got really down on myself because my life hasn't turned out exactly how I expected that it would. But when I just stop and decide to only focus on the good, all of that is overshadowed by the fact that 2016 has been mostly overwhelmingly and divinely wonderful. God has paved the way each and every day.
One year ago, an old friend of mine, @parislibretto, said this to me via Instagram:
"God has some incredible things in store for you! This year is a year where He will give life to dead dreams & open doors that you never thought he would; He's just waiting for you to take one step to align the rest for you! You are meant to do great things; He wants you to become the best you possible to gain power & wisdom to help & encourage others! I'm sure that's for you." - J
I don't know if I just really took to that and it became a self-fulfilling prophesy, or if it was an actual prophesy, but those words gave life to my year. Here's the proof.