2017 was not at all what I expected. Don’t get me wrong; it was a good year. But it was a year filled with some very unexpected things. Some things changed that I didn’t see coming, and others didn’t change though I thought they would. It was a year of preparation and transition, of growing and learning. It was a year to remember because it reminded me of God’s faithfulness.
At the beginning of the year, I really only had one goal: to finish writing my first book draft. Never would I have imagined that by the end of the year, I would have two finished drafts and another almost a third of the way completed. I wouldn’t have imagined the friendships that I’ve gained and the additional roommate in my house. I definitely wouldn’t have seen the changes that could happen in my very own heart.
I learned the truth about many things that I thought I knew. Sometimes I was wrong, but other times, I was right. Either way though, God was still faithful in the midst. I can see the where He didn’t get His way, but I can see how He turned things for good despite that. 2017 was a year to remember His goodness, His provision, and His healing.
I don’t know all that this new year will hold, but I do know that God is still the same He was in 2017. This year might be one filled with adventures, stories that I’ll look back on one day to reminisce. I expect to see even more of God, and I expect to see miracles beyond my imagination. I expect to grow closer to my friends and family, to see God move in my church. Last year was good; this year will be even better.