Please I’m allowed to be biased…December is the best month of the year. There are many reasons why but I’ll just state one – our Lord Jesus Christ was born in December. I mean, it can’t get more awesome than that. Just admit, December babies are the coolest, the best and most fabulous 🙂
I’m grateful to God for the grace to see December. Minus the fact that my birthday is in 13 days (say what!) I am totally awed by how God chose to bless me beyond belief this year. I have many many things to be thankful for. I could have been mourning someone close to me right now but God turned that story around. I could be lying in a hospital bed from sickness but God chose to uphold me with His strength. I could be sad and miserable but God chose to grant men exceeding joy.
It really isn’t because I am perfect. I’ve just simply learnt to work with God and adjust to His timing. Everything did not work out as I had hoped this year. For example I said 2015 would be the year I would write my book and what I have so far is a title. I don’t know what exactly I want to write about. And then I really thought Mr Right would find me this year. Honestly. I tried to be visible, I tried to go out more as suggested…it all didn’t work. I told a friend a few days ago how I started getting jealous seeing couples in love. It’s not easy to keep your eyes on the ball when everyone you know is getting married. I cannot tell you how many weddings I have been invited to this December. There are times I actually looked at myself in the mirror and said, “Dedoyin, hope it’s not that something is wrong with you?” It could be difficult not to ask that question sometimes but you know what? I’m great!
See, life is not a bed of roses. There are things that will work and there are things that won’t work. There are things that will happen when you want them to happen and there are things that will be delayed. I know what it feels like to see the year coming to an end suddenly and it seems like you haven’t achieved much. I know what it feels like to watch your peers race ahead of you while you’re barely getting by; grateful to be able to live yet another day. I know. But do you want to know what I also know? I know that when you consider things from the right perspective; the things God has done in your life outweigh the things that have not been done. Please count your blessings. Don’t mope around this December hoping for what could have been. Thank God for what is and what will be.
You are alive. You are still standing. The devil tried to knock you down but he could not succeed. Hey! That’s a praise point right there. You’re not in the hospital clinging to life. You live under a roof and you can afford to eat daily. Please thank God. Even if 2015 was a struggle still thank God because He makes all things beautiful in its time. A miracle can still happen for you. It’s not over yet so there’s no reason to give up.
Keep dreaming, keep believing and make December the best month you’ve had so far!