I knew I was going to write a blog summing up the year of 2014. I’m not sure how one sums up a year’s worth of “things” in a blog post, but I’m accepting this challenge.
Some of you are glad this year is over.
Some of you got divorced this year.
Lost a loved one this year.
Moved away from home this year.
And some of you wish this year would never end.
Some of you got married this year.
Some of you announced your pregnancy this year.
Some of you brought a little baby into the world this year.
Some of you beat a horrible disease this year.
Maybe for you, this year was the greatest.
And maybe for you, this year wasn’t so great.
Wherever you stand on the yearly scale of awesome, I want you to know that I get it.
But I’m here to tell you a little something:
1.) You are awesome. That’s right. You. You, you beautiful person reading this right now. You seriously rock. Keep on rocking.
2.) No matter what happened this past year, learn from it! Allow it to mold you, allow it to use you in the most positive, light giving, way.
3.) I never really liked the whole “new year’s resolutions” type thing, so I wanna challenge you guys to something new:
A love resolution.
In 2015, what does it look like to love God, others, and yourself?
And what does that mean to you?
And how will you do it?
Because remember, without love, we are nothing and our actions are meaningless.
4.) Live fearlessly.
5.) Become passionate.
8.) You aren’t guaranteed tomorrow.
9.) I love you.
10.) Jesus loves you.
2014 was the year I decided to stop turning my back on God, and when I decided to stop turning my back on God, it’s funny how I began to see Him in the places I thought He never was.
You have a purpose here.
God isn’t finished with you yet.
So this year, give more, serve more, love more, become more passionate, live more fearlessly, do more.
We asked God to build His Kingdom here.
We’re the Kingdom builders.
In 2015, my prayer is that God brings it on.