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Are you tired from what was OR excited for was is to come?

We just came through the holiday season, and it is a great time to just be present in the moment and soak up everything we can. But it is a time we most reflect because with a new year can come renewal and change.

We are now on day 2 of the new year and my question is this, are you already tired from what was or are you excited or inspired with what is to come?

I ask because being weary from what was can weigh heavy BUT the excitement of what is to come can be either exhilarating or make you feel anxious. So we need to find a balance and allow God to guide us in our every day.

2 Corinthians 8:12 - Whatever you give is acceptable if you give it eagerly. And give according to what you have, not what you don’t have.

Here is how I see it for the year ahead…. I am tired but I am also eager to see what God has for me. My expectations are lacking compared to what God can provide so I am ready to see ALL God has for me this year. My hope is in Him.

I know that I can only give what I can and that I need to rely on God for the rest of it. I am going to do my best to lean into that.

So, starting off I just want to make sure I’m not trying to jump in and give too much but to be more consistent in knowing what I and capable of. The scripture above tells me to give eagerly and according to what I have, and it will be accepted. So that is my plan starting this year….be eager and give what I can and don’t try to push and give what I can’t.

Usually for New Year Eve we have friends and family over and we all hangout until midnight. It is a good time. This year was the first time in 18 years that we didn’t do that. It was weird for my kids because that is all they know about NYE. It was even a little weird for me at first. I didn’t have a lot to do, get ready, and then wonder who all will come or not…. but as the night went on, we all kind of settled into it just being us.

I went outside and sat for a bit and then my husband joined me. We just sat there talking. As I was sitting there, I realized that this year this is exactly what we needed. We needed to just be.

For NYE at the end of this year we may go back to it as we do really enjoy having everyone over, but this year was great.

God showed me that just because I could give that night didn’t mean it had to and that it needed to be just with my kids, mom, and husband. We just needed to be and that was acceptable.

2 Corinthians 9:8 - And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.

God provides what you need and sometimes that is even what you didn’t know you needed.

As we go about this year, let us keep in mind that we can give what we can with an eager heart, and it will be acceptable, but that God will be the one to provide what we are able to give. God is the one to provide all we have and all we give.

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