BIRTHDAY REFLECTIONS

Another year has come and gone.

So what have I learned in this bizarre year of the pandemic?

I’ve learned that everything can change in a heartbeat except for God. God doesn’t change. He still loves me, in spite of all my flaws and imperfections. He’s still in control no matter what the politicians and news people believe. He still provides me with all I need in this year of the great toilet paper shortage.

I’ve seen so much doom and gloom; worries and woes; and anger and angst. God have given me strength to endure as well as peace and joy to enjoy the day the Lord has made.

My life isn’t perfect, but then again nobody’s is which is something that so many of us forget as we scroll through our “friends'” lives. Their lives seem perfect. We think–if we only had more money–if we only had a better job–if I only had a nicer house or car or whatever–if we only had more opportunities, then I’d be happy.

There’s a reason God added in the do not covet commandment. When we compare our lives to others, we lose our joy. When we compare our lives to others, we lose our peace. When we compare our lives to others, we forget all the blessings and miracles God gives us on a daily basis.

So my birthday resolution for the coming year is to run the race God has given me with perseverance, with gratitude, and with peace and joy!

Now, it’s time for me to go eat some birthday cake!

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