My 2016 in review:
January- Completed Bachelor’s degree in Business Management! Tried online dating. Never, again!! I have concluded that I will wait on God.
February– Connected with a ministry that encourages the less fortunate in the inner city.
March– Turned the big 3-0! Asked to lead worship at the above stated ministry and began serving a few times a month.
April– 1st baptism as an adult! Revived my relationship with God. Received tickets to attend a women’s conference in Pensacola. Obtained confirmation regarding a word God spoke to me.
May– Recited an original poem in an open mic setting. Went to a hot air balloon festival with a former co-worker.
June– Traveled to University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa with my sister for drum major camp. Toured the sky box of the Bryant-Denny stadium! Ate a Rama Jama! Reunited with a high school friend. Spent some time paddle boating and hiking at Oak Mountain. Attended the most epic baby shower held for my sister and brother-in-law! Began a series of traveling back and forth to Hattiesburg to pick up my spiritual mother from her missionary exploits!
July– Went on a dolphin cruise with my sister and mother. Traveled to Richton with my spiritual mother, missions Pastor, senior Pastor and Bishop Holder from Ghana. Had the honor of fellowshipping with and viewing a baptism (in a lake under a bridge) from three of the aforementioned. Welcomed my nephew to the world! He arrived on my dad’s birthday. By far the most precious memory and gift for the year.
August– moved in first apartment! God provided supernaturally prior to my move. I was so scared (because of a previous failure), but He let me know He’s got me. Invited to a missions dinner with my spiritual mother and accepted a seat at the table for honorees. I didn’t feel worthy. I wanted to sit in the background buried behind the other invitees. My spiritual mother; however, convinced me that I was in my proper place.
September– A friend got engaged and I was able to witness the proposal! Spent time with my Godchild and watched my sister march with the South Alabama Jaguar Marching Band! Proud sister moment definitely.
October– Traveled to Baltimore with Oma. She was asked to minister at Bethel World Outreach and I sung. The experience was beyond words and we were treated like royalty. New relationships were established and doors of opportunity were opened. Before coming home, we took the train to D.C.! We ate at Union Station and I visited the White House, Supreme Court building and saw the Washington Monument from afar! When coming home, I went to Bethel Worship Nights. Such a glorious worship involvement with thousands of other believers! To close out the month, my mother and I traveled to celebrate my cousin graduating with her Bachelor’s from Columbia Southern University!
November– Time with family and friends. Tried to sit still some and rest.
December– Had some attacks in my body which resulted in a week off from work. More time spent with friends and family. Asked to be a Godmother for the second time; this occasion to my nephew. I graciously accepted.
2016 wasn’t void of challenges, but looking back, I can say this year was progressive. Certainly not as fast as I wished, but gradual nonetheless. When I think my life isn’t moving and I feel stagnant, I can look back on this post and know that’s a lie from satan. God is getting me where I need to be in His timing and not mine. I pray that going forwards, I will do a better job of enjoying the process.
2017, with the help of God, I will continue to work towards the dreams He’s has placed in my heart. One moment, one day at a time.
Happy New Year and God bless.