Friday, 31 December 2010

2010:It's A Wrap...and I'm Still Standing.

The songs below depicts how I feel...I couldn't have said it better!







2010 started with a big bang...it looked promising and as a die hard optimist, everyday was a blessing no matter how many lows I may have had in 24hours...I just bounced back.It wasn't my own doing...it was Baba God the One who is worthy of all my praise...the One who deserves the glory eternally.
The King Immortal,King Eternal,I am that I am, the Lion of the tribe of Judah...the One who's word is yea and amen.
It's not about how I feel...it is about who you are Lord...and I know that you are God and not man.
I was excited, I was empowered and was revving to go...my eyes were fixed on the price and I wasn't going to lose sight of what mattered.
I learnt some valuable lessons in the early month and it helped throughout the year.
February came in slowly but surely and I was yet to say "what's up" when it swiftly made way for March...March...my birth month...I had plans for my birthday, I was going to party all night with my birthday mate in Nigeria till a better idea struck me, I called my birthday mate immediately and she was up for it.
I suddenly realised that I had work to do, this is not the time to party like a rock-star(although I still plan to much later)...I just had that urgent desire to visit one of the orphanages and spend my day(part of it) with the kids. My heart bled when I saw the kids and God willing, my visit will be more regular(Amen). I couldn't have asked for a better birthday.
Then there was April...when "The Enemy Within" was revealed...Am I thankful or what?lol
May brought showers of blessing and I would be a liar if I say I wasn't extremely blessed...decided to share my thoughts on the book of Proverbs for the 31days in May and on the 31st day, the ever wonderful Jaycee suggested we all blog about it...So a group of wonderful ladies and gentle men shared their views/opinions on the Proverbs 31 woman and put it up on their blog!
It was amazing and I learnt from them all! I look forward to more of this initiatives in 2011.
I got so busy at work that blogging had to take a back seat...in retrospect, I wonder if it was my "busyness",twitter or just me not planning and allocating my time efficiently that caused my continuous decline in my ability to put posts up...hmmmm...food for thought!
Even my Thankfulness post that was basic suffered!..*sigh*
August...hmmmm how can I ever forget August...I received a dent in my faith walk...it wasn't a very pretty scenario ... looking back now, I could only have sailed through on the wings of an angel. September saw me in Naija the second time...it was good but it was so short:( I must confess, I shed some tears when I landed in Heathrow, I was missing Naija so bad... but by the time I got out of the plane, I realised how much I missed London and I couldn't wait to get to the nearest starbucks for a tall order of latte ... so much for missing Naija!)
And right after that, the months rolled into each other and here we are in December!
Its been a rollercoaster ride and I'm grateful for the experience. Some of my set goals were achieved while some weren't. I'm not going to shoot myself for not completing my 2010 "to do list", I'm just going to be thankful for what got completed and try harder and smarter in 2011.
It wasn't all doom and gloom as I met some great bloggers and spoke/chatted with some for the first time. At a point, I became a twitter addict...Blogville got relegated to the back but I hope to make amends in 2011(So Help me God).
So many lives were lost along the way ... The one that comes to mind readily is that of one of blogville's finest...The CunningLinguist who lost his battle with cancer... absolutely intelligent guy he was. And accidents happen but I'm thankful for survival stories and testimonies.
And the new mums emerged...I'm thankful for my two very pregnant friends, you know yourselves...after years of waiting, you will now be mothers...there's a God and he reigns in the affairs of men!
If you can read this,then you should be thankful...'cause it means you are alive and only the living can praise Him...A living dog is better than a dead lion.Thank God for sparing our lives to see many more years!!!
I'm thankful for a wonderful eye opening 2010 and I'm looking forward to a fabulous 2011.

Another 365days to make our days on earth count by touching as many lives as we can and doing the Father's will has been giving to us.
I pray for strength for us all and the ability to focus on what matters...

*Whistling away* I'm still standing...I'm still standing...See ya:)

4 comments:

aloted said...

Lovely summary of 2010. Glad to know u girl. 2011 can only be greater by HIS grace.

See u on the other side!

Good Naija Girl said...

Great summary! The start to this entry reminded me of Mrs. 30+ because it's so worshipful and full of praise to God.

"If you can read this,then you should be thankful...'cause it means you are alive and only the living can praise Him." This is true talk. I will never take my life for granted...lai lai!

What's your favourite Starbucks latté?

Amen to your prayer for strength for all...and the ability to focus!

NoLimit said...

Thanks Aloted and GNG!!! Two of my favourite ladies...may this year bring with it Loads of goodies unlimited!
GNG my favourite for now is hazelnut latter...it may change tomorrow!:)

koinonia said...

Now, that was a very good recap. I'm so glad i had a journal last year, looking at it at the end of the year made me even more thankful.

Matter of fact, I'm off to get a 2011 journal. Here's to a year full of every good thing you wish yourself