Looking ahead (Goodbye, 2015)

Goodbye, 2015. You were sweet to me.

My license, first job, second job, first car, junior banquet, Israel, and so, so much more. I have so many memories and so much to be grateful for.

But 2015 went so fast, and the years seem to only be getting quicker.

As we enter 2016, I am only continuing to grow up. Time waits for no one.

I will attend senior banquet and senior trip, turn 18, graduate high school, start college in Tennessee, and who really knows what else? All I know for sure is there will be a lot of change.

My prayer for this year is that I would:

  • Remain steadfast in my love for God, falling more deeply in love with Him, grounding myself in His Word, and become more and more sanctified with each passing day.
  • Continue to cherish every moment with those around me, not growing weary or longing for a different and seemingly better place, but embracing the season I am in and loving the people I am with to the fullest of my ability.

Knowing that in 2016 I will enter into a completely new season brings a little bit of apprehension, but it mostly brings excitement.

I have been praying these verses will take firm root in my life:

My foot has held fast to his steps; I have kept his way and have not turned aside.

I have not departed from the commandment of his lipsI have treasured the words of his mouth more than my portion of food.”

-Job 23:11-12 (ESV)

As I close out this season, I am just thankful. I am really, really thankful for all God has done: all He has brought me to, all He has brought me through, and all He has pre-planned for me.

I go forth into 2016 knowing that He who created all we know has both far greater and more abundant plans for my life than I could ever dream up.

God has been so faithful to me, and I am excited to see what lies ahead.

Thank you for being a part of my journey.

Much love,