Thank you 2016!

lightsAnother chance, another year.

Another book to fill out the pages.

A brand new chapter.

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Looking back at 2016 gives me mixed emotions. It was a huge roller coaster ride that was full of unexpected loops, It was also an adventure… An adventure full of quests, but most of all… it was a journey, a journey that bought me closer to God.

At the start of the year, i told myself that it was going to be my year. I had plans for myself. The first few months of 2016 was turning out the way I expected it to be. I was very excited for the months to come.

One of the most memorable things that happened that year is that when I went to youth camp, I made new sisters in Christ, I accepted Christ as my Lord and savior, and I surrendered EVERYTHING to him.

A month later after camp, I had a really good relationship with my friends, family and “boyfriend”. Everything was turning out well and I was really basking in joy at that time. But weeks later, it all turned around. My boyfriend broke up with me, I was less active at church, and I started to question God. ( in the process )

Little did I know, God had greater plans in-store for me

“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the LORD. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine” – Isaiah 55:8 (NLT)

I did things that I never knew I could do. I won at a pageant, knowing that I was the type of girl that was a little bit boyish, I really don’t like being the center of attention, and competing in  a pageant never crossed my mind. But God is a  God full of surprises, you will never know what God has in mind but I’m sure that whatever he has on his mind, is the best for you.

Winning that pageant gave me confidence, It uplifted my faith once again and I changed. Changed for the better.

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What I’m trying to tell you is that things will not always go the way we want it because God always has better plans for us.

Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

We may lose faith in him, but he will never lose his faith in us. He will always love us no matter what. He gives you challenges because he knows that you are strong enough to handle it. Storms may come and go but he will remain the same God we know yesterday, today, and forever.

I just want to thank you 2016, somehow you have became good to me and you showed me my life verse (Jeremiah 29:11)

Cheers to a brand new book in life, Let’s just let God be the writer and it will be another great story to be told. Cheers to 2017. God loves you so much!