Anything can happen in a year.

A year ago right around this time I was in Atlanta for company-wide training. It had just hit me I no longer had anyone above me in-market. That I was responsible for leading a team, a position I never desired or wanted. I never wanted to lead a city. A year ago I was crying in my hotel room asking God, “How am I supposed to lead this team?”

A year ago I was still obsessed with the charismatic part of my relationship with the Lord. I idolized spiritual gifts and didn’t know how to connect or relate to people who weren’t like me.

A year ago I sucked at budgeting, didn’t understand money, and had no interest in saving.

A year ago I still had a hard heart and often overlooked God’s presence. I was held in bondage to idolatry without fully knowing it, and lived in fear of disobedience to God.

A year ago, I still manipulated the truth to not reveal the depth of my sins.

Today I have successfully, for the first time in Philly, been part of retaining team members in our city. I have successfully taken on more responsibility than I ever wished for, but have delighted in the growth it has challenged me in.

Today, I have been in the Word of God more than ever before. Seeking His knowledge, wisdom, and guidance, without assuming I know the interpretation, or tacking on “So that must mean,” or “The Lord said.”

Today, I am so in love with budgeting and saving money that I enjoy helping others try to get a handle on their finances too.

Today, my heart aches and breaks more often than I’m used to. Sometimes because of trials and pain, but sometimes because I am overwhelmed by God and the hope He provides as He moves mountains.

Today, I live in freedom within the Lord. I have confessed the depths of my sins, and I pursue the discipline of righteousness. I am on a different path then before, and I live in hope, awe, and excitement of what’s to come and where He’s taking me. I have more discipline. More grace. More abundant love. A different kind of joy. One that runs deep.

Today, I have different dreams, desires, and a new heart. Today, I am more confident, free, and content in the Father. Today, I am a fighter who trusts, knows, and believes the Lord has it all in the palm of His hand. That when I lay my desires and dreams at His feet daily, He takes them up and bears their burden for me. He moves the pieces in just the right ways so that I have nothing to fear.

Today, I am so excited to see what will happen. Because if He can do all that in a year – if He can move mountains and surprise me even within the past two months – how much more can He do in three months? Six months? A year?

Anything can happen.


One thought on “Anything can happen in a year.

  1. I love this article. I often wonder why Christians define the word humility as being submissive, insecure and afraid. If we are adopted into the Kingdom, if we are made righteous, if we are sons and daughters of the most high God, if God has our back – I think confidence would be a more common characteristics among Christ-followers.


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