2011 was a very difficult year. But, I get it. I am being called out to do something that takes having to be under pressure and some degree of difficulty. I know that in life those of us who are of the household of faith find ourselves under the gun and it is not for us. It is for someone else. I know that God sent people to me the my past, that had been through what I had been through. Their experience helped me tremendously. Experience that we personally go through is not always the best teacher. I tell that to my young people. Experience, can hurt and destroy. It can also end your life.
God's grace allows us second chances. He is a God of second, third, fourth chances and more because of the grace he gives to us. Unmerited favor. I know I have done nothing to deserve unmerited favor. For God to love me like this is nothing that I earned. I thank the Lord for his great love for me. At times it was the only I thought I had and more than I could return.
I look forward to the new year and all that it is going to bring. I am bringing my "A" game and by the grace of God it will be his love for me and plan for my life that I will follow. Doing what I have been called to do and worshipping him as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.