“People do not drift toward holiness . Apart from grace -driven effort , people do not gravitate toward godliness , prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith , and delight in the Lord. We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance ; We drift toward disobedience and call it freedom; We drift toward superstition and call it faith. We cherish the indiscipline of lost self- control and call it relaxation; we slouch toward prayerlessness and delude ourselves into thinking we have escaped legalism; we slide toward godlessness and convince ourselves we have been liberated ?” – D A Carson
This post doesn’t need images to convey my message for this post. This time, I want to share my thoughts of the year that was in plain view.
The year 2012 was something for me. It was a challenging one. It challenged my maturity. It challenged my opinions. It challenged my view of the world around me.
A lot of things have been put on hold during this year. A lot of questions came up with this. Was I procrastinating? Was I lazy? Was I thinking of giving up? Is there an underlying issue inside me left unresolved?
My dreams of graduation are starting to crumble on my feet. The project that I envision to be a good one for my institution is starting to fail. A chance not to fail a course is hanging in the balance. Things aren’t going my way. Why am I going through this?
I admit there is a crisis inside me right now. It is one of faith – faith in the Lord Who gave of strength and wisdom to conquer my challenges. I don’t feel myself when I went through my journey with the Lord. Is there something I should resolve with His help?
Questions left unanswered and things that I have to resolve keep me from moving on. These are the challenges that I have to overcome in the new year.
It’s time to look back.