Tucked in the back of my bible is a saying from at least 15 years ago...
"The devil will have you look at how FAR you have to go-BUT INSTEAD, LOOK AT EVERY STEP YOU'VE TAKEN ALONG THE WAY"
It's important that once a year at least we stop and appreciate the journey.
That combined with things my sister Cheryl has been talking about at Sea Level 320 about storytelling and focus. She said
What I chose to focus upon is critical to what I'm trying to accomplish and convey.
I realized in all my thinking and analyzing last month I hadn't stopped and really focused on all that I did--all that God did in me. Missing that one key ingredient totally skewed how I felt, responded and thought about the upcoming year.
It's time for me to go back and see all that God did in me last year. It's time to celebrate those things. It's time to remember all God has done for me and remember He's brought me this far. He'll carry me through 2012 too.
It's time to focus on God's faithfulness, not my feelings.
That's where the truth is.
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