My social media feeds call out Human Trafficking Awareness Month for January — a cause that frequents my thoughts and prayers.
However, this year is unique in its time and place. When I heard Buddy Owens of Saddleback Church talking about God’s will for your life, the following verse really hit home:
“The path of the righteous is like the first light of dawn, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.” -Proverbs 4:18
The past year has been one of transition for me. It’s definitely had its ups and downs. I know in my heart it’s leading somewhere unbelievable, but sometimes it’s so hard to see through dark and stormy clouds.
My close friend, who has been going through a similar situation, described this changing landscape of life as a series of moments. There are peaks and valleys in this place. Moments of clarity and divine vision. Times of doubt and confusion. It can be tough and treacherous, but at the same time full of overwhelming blessing.
So this is my prayer: God, please give me the focus and discipline I need to see the paths before me. Reign in me your perspective, as you build in me perseverance, character and hope for this new year.