I have been reflecting on the year and the things that have happened.
It has been an eventful year and I could have got lost in the struggle.
No weapon formed against me shall prosper (from Isaiah 54:17, this scripture is one that I have been speaking over my life for this year.
I am going to stand and not let circumstances define me.
It all started with week 3 in term one at the beginning of the year. I had a cold rather I thought it was then on the Saturday morning I could feel a rattle in my lungs. So, I went to the doctors and had tests and sure enough it was pneumonia. I had to take a week of work and then take it easy.
Then my computer crashed, died actually so I had to get a new computer.
Next on the list was the first day of the school holidays when I was driving home from a professional development workshop I stopped at the lights and a car crashed into my car.
Yes, my car was written of and once again I had to take it easy. There were physio appointments to attend.
I had to buy a car.
Then in term 3 holidays I was sick for a week and yes had to take it easy again.
I was trying to be strong and not let what had happened affect me.
I think that being unwell, not being able to exercise, dancing or boxing somehow, I crashed. I think it was about half way through the year. I did hit a wall so to say. Emotions consumed me, questions surrounded me it was a little bit of a difficult time and I wasn’t really happy with myself.
Then in fourth term I was unwell again and had to have a week of work. I had to wait for test results.
Somehow, I knew that I was going to be okay with it. I just knew that my results would be negative and they were.
I have learnt a lot this year. I have learnt that it is how you respond to things that makes all the difference. I could have seen this year as a really difficult and negative year. It could have consumed me and brought me down.
I have chosen to embrace all the other amazing things that have happened this year. Little moments at work, spending time with my nieces and nephew. Hanging out with family, hanging out with amazing friends that can speak into my life. I am back at boxing and dancing again and I am much stronger.
Do you need encouragement?
Whatever happens – No Weapon Formed Against Me Shall Prosper.