Pressing In

It was just a few weeks ago where everyone said goodbye to 2011 and welcomed in 2012. Pretty soon we will be in December and wondering where this year went…well, let’s not get too ahead of ourselves. I am taking on this new year relishing every moment and being hopeful on the promises of God. I have found that through challenges and trials, we quickly find where our hope lies…in a person, a job, money, friends, status, etc. This year, I resolve to have my hope stayed in God and to go deeper in my relationship with Him. I don’t want to just rely on Him when things are difficult but I want to rely on Him in everything.

This past week, I started a new job in an area where I don’t have a lot of experience in. Each day, I learn something new and realize that in learning something new you have to start with the basics and build a foundation. There are some things that I pick up quickly but there are other things that I will take a little longer for me to grasp. Even in a week, I have yet to learn so much more and thinking about it can be daunting. One thing is for sure, I need to not give up but to press in. I find myself having to rely on God because I can’t rely on myself or my experience since I have little to go by. What a humbling yet great place to because I know that God is pruning and bringing out the gifts in me. It is not about me but it is all about Him. In my weakness, He is strong because it is not about me but it is about God who is working through me.

This year I am determined to not to just get by but to press in and live my life to the fullest. I’m determined to press in even if it is painful. I’m determined to give more of myself and expecting nothing in return. And it is only by God’s grace, mercy and love that I am able to accomplish this.