Well now is the time people have broken all of their resolutions, so we can talk about real life. :)
When we have a chance to stop and look back on the year we have just had, what do we see? Do we look honestly and see everything? Or maybe do we just pick out the bad, the disappointing, the hard? Or maybe the other way, view our past with rose coloured glasses? It would seem to me that maybe the best way to look back at last year is the way you don't naturally do it. So if you look at last year and see a bunch of bad stuff, try and remember the good things. And vice versa.
But I think more importantly we can look forward to what the future brings us. This year I have some interesting challenges, securing our visa, keeping our finances stable, overseeing the coaching of thirty interns, starting some new churches, helping some not so new churches. And through it all holding on to my personal time with God, and my time with my family.
Evaluating the past, and planning for the future are both good, and necessary we can only live in the present. This is a humbling thought, as I am not always good at the present. What I do with the now, will eventually decide what my future is, and how my past was worked out. This year I hope to be more about the now, live in the moment, and truly enjoy God each and every moment.
Atleast for as long as I remember to.