This time of year creates opportunity for re-evaluation. This time of year authenticity is needed. — Vol 2, Ch 36
I want to be perfect. Don't you?
I want to be able to function at high speed, with no drops 24/7.
I want to keep energy and be available to do any and all of the things .
I want to. But I'm not.
It takes courage to be authentic.
It takes courage to be real.
Where do I find that courage? that authenticity?
In evaluating this last year I have come up short on several goals. It is frustrating to me. 2017 was a much more productive year than 2018 year has been.
Yes, I have accomplished many goals this year, but the entirety of the year is overwhelmed with sadness.
So where is the good news in this? Where is the opportunity in this?
Well, with all of that hanging in the past, I am looking forward to the future 2019.
Where is the good stuff? the miracle?
I'm not done, or finished, or checking out, or ditching the goals I set for 2018.
Instead, I am filled with anticipation. I have been blessed by being lifted by His Words daily throughout this year. Sometimes carried, sometimes held, sometimes walking beside my LORD.
I want to be sure you understand. These sad events have not de-emphasized the JOY I find here on our RR&BC website. I find it a pleasure to pull up my daily readings and read and meditate. In fact, if I didn't have the community here I question if I would have been in the word as regularly as I have been.
I don't know how I would have gotten through the last year. I don't know how people do tough life without meditating in the word.
Where are you in this end of the year evaluation stage?
Are you questioning what you will continue and what you will let go?
Are you remembering that God's word is important to read regularly.
It is a really hard time in our lives, country, world. We need stability. We need a grounding before we face the world daily.
I can attest. After a year that has been hard and sad and difficult I would not be able to be as joy filled as I am without His word.
This is not the frivolous happy mode. This is the deep overwhelming understanding that no matter how I feel on the outside, I am confident on the inside that God has me in His wonderful loving hands and all that I am experiencing is simply forging me into a sanctified life. Sanctification isn't easy. But it is important.
If you desire to be able to forge forward no matter what the day brings. Come join us. We would love to have you.
And remember, you don't have to be perfect. Jesus came to be that for us. It is helpful to be authentic though. And that takes courage. Courage that can come from reading the Bible regularly.
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Be blessed this day.
Robyn & Biff Cox
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