Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | November 18, 2019

When Another Year Slips By

“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:12 (ESV)

My inbox is overflowing with emails enticing me to grab the best sale in town. Yes, it’s not even Black Friday and everyone wants us in their store spending some holiday cash. Coupons and cash incentives inviting us to grab the final deal of the day. Perhaps you too find yourself like me deleting and clearing out the latest sales pitch.

The holidays definitely lure us into a buying frenzy. Searching for the perfect gift. Checking our lists not once but twice. Spending our weekends trying to get a jumpstart on Christmas shopping before it gets crazier.

Every January, I mark my calendar for September with grand intent to work on my gift list early. My intentions are really good; I just simply get distracted along the way. And in the blink of an eye, I’m scrambling to get it all done – Happy Holidays to me!

And here we are closer to the end of another year, and we find ourselves wondering how we got here so quickly. If you are like me, you’ll start to think back over those lists and goals which seemed so attainable on January 1. Days slipping through our fingers. Hours vanishing right before our eyes. Good intentions evaporated in a sea of distractions.

Perhaps reflecting on those days leaves us discouraged, defeated and feeling like we blew it. But sweet friends there are still six weeks left in 2019. It’s never too late to chisel in some uninterrupted time to pursue what God has laid on our heart for this year. Rather than sulk and give up, let’s determine to use the remaining seconds, minutes and hours to revisit God’s plan. Instead of wasting what’s left, let’s delete and clear out distractions. And yes, we won’t recapture all those days missing, but we can seize the opportunity to make today’s choices align with Gods.

2020 might be just around the corner, but I’m confident we can finish this year flourishing. Wear intentionality well. Leave discouragement behind. Press on faithfully trusting God to empower us to gain back what has been lost – seize the day and resist the urge to quit. Why? Because I can’t think of a better way to end 2019!

“Father, we are leaning on You to help us complete 2019 to our very best ability. Seeking Your grace for those moments we wasted and Your redemptive power to help us finish well.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

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