The first month of this year is just coming to an end, however it has already been proven that no amount of time can stand against what is bound to happen.
I remember after New Year’s eve, I was randomly asking people about their plans for this year, I was doing that with a hope that i would also be able to set mine. If you are following my blog or at least know me personally, you would know that I love writing plans / goals on this blog or on my journals. 2016 was different, I purposely didn’t plan simply because I am waiting for February, i was looking forward on something which will be the basis of my future plans. But life suddenly made a big twist, I am still lost in the moment but I am hopeful.
This first 3 weeks of the year has been tough, when I welcomed 2016 and challenged it to “bring it on”, a hasty response was totally unexpected. I can’t thank God enough for the strength, faith, hope and love that compels me to move forward in definite direction. I still don’t know what else is along the way but I know God will remain faithful in fulfilling my hearts desire (even of things that I am trying to deny).
I was having a conversation with a friend last night and she asked me for my bucket list, I won’t be able to remember the last time I made one if I didn’t check this blog. Although I never completed any of my bucket lists in the past, I am positive that this year I will do everything to make it happen, so here’s mine:
2016 Bucket List
1. Travel Alone
2. Hike 12 Mountains / Hills
3. Visit 2 islands (1 in Malaysia, 1 in Philippines)
4. Travel with my parents
5. Learn new language
6. Get a good incentive or salary increase.
7. Give the gift that I want for my parents.
8. Befriend a foreigner and visit their home country.
9. Do an international mission.
10. Organize a family reunion.
This year will be about conquering; to gain control over my emotions, to embrace my weaknesses and turn it into strength, to win over the call to indifference and moving beyond my limits.
It is through God’s grace that I managed to stay positive amidst the challenges and uncertainties of this life, it is through God’s love that I remain loving although it is acceptable and convenient to hate in difficult situation. I will move forward along with God’s favor and love to protect my heart and love as He loves. I will hold on to the promise of God that I am destined for greatness (we all are!) and remind myself everyday of this promise form Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
So 2016, I’ll say it again, BRING IT ON!!!!