It is a new year. I’ve made resolutions in the past only to break them not far into the year. As I have tried to live true to who God created me to be, I realize that annual resolutions hold no special significance for me.
Once, walking a labyrinth, I heard God say to me, “Find your voice”. I wasn’t quite sure what to do with that message, but I thought about it a lot before deciding to walk the labyrinth again in hopes of hearing more. I did. But this time God said, “Go back to your music”. I laughed and said under my voice, “That would be great, but how? I’m in youth ministry full time.” I stayed open to listening and God found a way. Music, a piece of me that had been hidden for so long, was bursting forth. I had to uncover that gift from God and allow it to shine. It was not a smooth journey, but I am thankful and I continue to learn along the way.
Now I only desire to live a life shining God’s light in the world and that is a resolution of a lifetime. Living in God’s true light brings me great joy, which springs forth so naturally that I cannot control how it is manifested. I know it comes from God, therefore I am not afraid. My deepest joy is to hear and share stories of how God is shining in our lives as we help each other illuminate the light of Christ.