This time last year, I was working on my relationship, trying to answer the questions I still had about whether or not it was the relationship God intended for me. This time last year, I had one particular friend that I loved spending time with almost more than any other friend. Today, that relationship is no more and I am fervently concentrated on my relationship with Christ. Desiring a fruit-bearing relationship with the King of Kings before I get into one with anyone else. Today, that friendship that I cherished just 365 days ago is no more. God has removed the chaff from my life and I am on to bigger and better things.
This time last year, I was definitely flirting with sin. Promoting Christ with my lips but unwilling to let go of my favorite sinful habits. Today, it is by God’s grace that I have cut every cord to every known sin and I battle daily against the subtle devices of the enemy to throw me off my game. Today, it is by God’s grace that I can speak and teach the younger women who are coming up behind me based SOLELY on the truth of God’s Word. This time last year, I was putting myself in compromising positions to please others. Doing things that went against my beliefs as well as my standards for acceptable behavior, all in the name of a delusion. A delusion that had every indication that it would ruin my life. Yet, I wasn’t strong enough to say no because I wanted the approval of others more than I sought after the approval of God.
This time last year, I was a different person – spiritually, emotionally and socially.