As we approach the end of the year we each look at the coming year and wonder what can I change, what can I do differently?
You might be anti-resolutions, but if we are honest with ourselves we want 2013 to be better than 2012, no matter now great 2012 might have been.
This morning as I was walking I contemplated the next step for my own life.
Having just completed the book The Other Side of Suffering by John
Ramsey, I was reminded of a conversation John Ramsey had with a friend during one of the darkest sections of John Ramsey’s journey. It went like this, taken straight from the book.
“At dinner, a friend asked me, ‘John, do you believe the best days of your life are ahead of you?’ I must have given him a look that said, ‘Are you kidding?’ By then I had lost two children, my employment, most of my life savings, my home, and my wife. The best days were ahead of me?
‘No, that’s impossible,’ I said. I wasn’t being sarcastic, just honest.
‘Well, John,’ he went on, “you need to get to a point where you believe the best days of your life are still ahead of you!'”
That section of the book really impacted me. If I can convey that thought to others, regardless of their situation or trial, as long as they are looking forward to something, anything, then hope is still out there for them.
Look for those who are looking for the next step in their life.
Help someone find their next step and in doing so…you might also find yours.