Tonight is a night for closing chapters that need to be closed and opening the door to all the beauty that God has in store for your future. It's a time when we naturally reflect on the past and attempt to become hopeful about what is to come. We set goals, establish new habits, shed the old, and search for the new.
Today we embrace what is to come. We seek our future with open eyes, open minds, and open hearts.
But I challenge you today.
I challenge you to take this new beginning and invite God into it with you. To open your heart to what He is trying to say and to allow Him to guide the path you will be on. Don't just consider the options, prayerfully consider them.
Take time on your knees today and give thanks for all the blessings you have had this past year and if you think you have had none, the simple fact that you are able to read this says you have had far more than your mind can even begin to imagine. Praise Him, even if you are in a storm, for all that He has done, and is doing.
Reach out as you embrace your future and know that as you travel on it, I will be here, lifting you up in prayer and His light as we move forward. Never doubt that you are loved. Never doubt that you are valued. Never doubt that you are worth far more than you could ever imagine...and know in your heart that no matter how far your journey make take you, it will never take you further than just one step from being back in His arms again.