With risk of admitting when I am wrong I have to say my presence has been shy. Can my excuse be that it has been the most crazy/hectic month known to man... or woman, in my case. I want to catch you up but we will save that for the New Year!

2014 has really been a year of reflection for me, I have learned so much about myself and realized that there is so much more that I want to learn, do and be. I realized that I had/have been stuck in the state of adolescence being in a temporary period of dramatic change. I have taken so many risks that I never imagined I would take and I have grown in so many ways. This year was also filled with self doubt, with questions regarding the big man upstairs, with wonders of why, how and when... Of why can't I find someone who can answer these questions for me without laughing in my face... And then... as I was sitting here thinking about what my hopes were for the New Year I realized as I was writing things down that they were no longer about what I wanted last year. That I had changed... Last year, (in this post) I hoped for a new closet, to grow in my music genre's and to blog more... and while I did all of those things... were they important? Did they change the way I see the World and change the way I thought of myself or others? Maybe not... but I think that they meant something to me then. But then I think about the spiritual transformation that I have been through this past year and I have to remember that it is the work of the Holy Spirit, not of the self effort... Paul says it best in 1 Corinthians 13.

What is it that with a new year we, as society, agree that this is the time for us to changes our lives, or plan to, rearrange everything in our lives and give ourselves a complete makeover? Why not guide yourself, instead of saying what you will change? Why don't you focus on the change within yourself? Why does everything have to be so drastic, and why does it have to be about the 'what'?

This past year has been one of the best years yet, but it has also been uncomfortable, exhausting and the biggest test of how well I really know myself and God has surprisingly embraced me. If last year I could have been thinking about these things as I am now, I might change the resolutions that I put in place for myself... I might have said, "I plan to take more pride in the way I dress and get ready, I will spend more time focused on the purpose of my day rather than the newest fad in my closet". That would have completely changed my mind set about a lot of things, especially the part where I threw out almost every item of clothing last winter. (My bank account would have thanked this thought process).

This year it is time to focus on what I can change or better about myself, and goals I can set within myself to become the person that I hope to be!  But also the person I can become within Christ, I find myself so many times caught of guard by God's grace, but that is what leads me to a greater faith, a greater year and a greater life.

http://www.tuckerimages.com/



He is always good.

Sincerely, Shelbi
With risk of admitting when I am wrong I have to say my presence has been shy. Can my excuse be that it has been the most crazy/hectic month known to man... or woman, in my case. I want to catch you up but we will save that for the New Year!

2014 has really been a year of reflection for me, I have learned so much about myself and realized that there is so much more that I want to learn, do and be. I realized that I had/have been stuck in the state of adolescence being in a temporary period of dramatic change. I have taken so many risks that I never imagined I would take and I have grown in so many ways. This year was also filled with self doubt, with questions regarding the big man upstairs, with wonders of why, how and when... Of why can't I find someone who can answer these questions for me without laughing in my face... And then... as I was sitting here thinking about what my hopes were for the New Year I realized as I was writing things down that they were no longer about what I wanted last year. That I had changed... Last year, (in this post) I hoped for a new closet, to grow in my music genre's and to blog more... and while I did all of those things... were they important? Did they change the way I see the World and change the way I thought of myself or others? Maybe not... but I think that they meant something to me then. But then I think about the spiritual transformation that I have been through this past year and I have to remember that it is the work of the Holy Spirit, not of the self effort... Paul says it best in 1 Corinthians 13.

What is it that with a new year we, as society, agree that this is the time for us to changes our lives, or plan to, rearrange everything in our lives and give ourselves a complete makeover? Why not guide yourself, instead of saying what you will change? Why don't you focus on the change within yourself? Why does everything have to be so drastic, and why does it have to be about the 'what'?

This past year has been one of the best years yet, but it has also been uncomfortable, exhausting and the biggest test of how well I really know myself and God has surprisingly embraced me. If last year I could have been thinking about these things as I am now, I might change the resolutions that I put in place for myself... I might have said, "I plan to take more pride in the way I dress and get ready, I will spend more time focused on the purpose of my day rather than the newest fad in my closet". That would have completely changed my mind set about a lot of things, especially the part where I threw out almost every item of clothing last winter. (My bank account would have thanked this thought process).

This year it is time to focus on what I can change or better about myself, and goals I can set within myself to become the person that I hope to be!  But also the person I can become within Christ, I find myself so many times caught of guard by God's grace, but that is what leads me to a greater faith, a greater year and a greater life.

http://www.tuckerimages.com/



He is always good.

Sincerely, Shelbi

1 comment

  1. Hi Shelbi!!

    I have been thinking some of these same things as of late!! Great post!

    I just came across your blog today and I just had to stop in to check it out since our name is the same!! :) Somehow I've never come across your blog even when doing Google searches on my own blog. Anyways, just thought that I would say hi and Happy New Year!!

    Shelbi :)

    http://shelbihuntter.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete

Contact

Instagram

© Sincerely, Shelbi
Design by The Basic Page