I thought it would be neat to create a tag as my last post of the year. I cannot believe how fast 2020 has gone by, and so much has happened. Who would’ve assumed that we would be in a pandemic for this long? Only God knows and has a purpose in it all.
Honestly, this pandemic is what sparked the idea for this. Although this year was quite unusual for the whole world, God is still faithful and by our side. He has done many things for us that we do not deserve as we are imperfect sinners.
Therefore, I present to you the reflection tag.
Here are the rules:
Thank the person who tagged you.
Share 8 things that God has blessed and/or taught you in 2020.
Tag 5+ bloggers.
Let’s get started!
1. National Bible Bee Summer Study
I was so ecstatic when March 16th of this year rolled around. When I woke up that morning, signing up for the Summer Study was the first thing I thought about. After live-streaming the competition last year, I wanted to try it, and I’m glad I did. It helped to learn more about studying God’s word and got me back into the habit of memorizing Scripture. This summer is one of my favorites because of the Bible Bee!
From August to now, I have faced many experiences in which I had to trust God. I have been learning how much I cannot trust myself because I am imperfect. I cannot do anything on my own nor lean on my own understanding.
3. His plans are always perfect
Every season of life has a reason. Though it may be frustrating to deal with a trial, it is all a part of God’s plan; the hills and valleys. He has everything perfectly planned out that is a part of the plan for our life. Trust Him because He is the only one with perfect guidance who can get you through the plan He has. Follow His lead.
4. My 8th-grade teacher
In my last year of Middle School, I had the BEST teacher ever. I was so surprised to find out that Mrs. K was a Christian, which shifted our relationship from teacher-student to friends. She was always encouraging me back then and still does to this day. She is the only teacher from Middle School that I stay in touch with, and I am so grateful she is in my life.
5. Gaining a leadership position
Being secretary of the student council has helped me grow my leadership skills. I am learning to be more reliable and responsible, as I am depended on heavily. I enjoy the group of students that I am working with, along with the advisor. Completing tasks for the student council is one of the things I look forward to each week!
6. Encouraging friends
I love all of my friends equally and am thankful to have them in my life. I did not have a friend until 6th grade, and more have come since then. However, I appreciate how all of them (including my friends who aren’t Christians) always encourage me. Whether I am having a good or bad day, whether they know what kind of day I am having, sometimes a text or email from one of them comes at the right moment, even if they’re just checking up on me. ❤
Sometimes, it is easy to put God on the back burner during certain seasons of life. As I have mentioned before, life has been hectic, and therefore, there have been times where I don’t make time for God, even though I should. He should always come first before anything else. I realize how much I need to include God in my life because otherwise, I feel like a total wreck, as I have nothing sturdy to lean on. I have those moments where I fall off the track, but He will never stop waiting for me to come back; nonetheless, keep Him number 1.
With books and television shows/movies, I have been learning what I am and am not comfortable viewing and determining if it is God-honoring content. This might sound weird, but being convicted and utilizing discernment has been refreshing. Why? My parents have always talked to my siblings and me about both conviction and discernment, but I never had to deal with it because I was younger. However, since I am older now, I have been given the privilege to choose things independently, which has been helping me grow in this area.
I hope that you enjoyed reading through my reflection of 2020. I am so thankful that God has allowed me to make it to the end of another year! Now, it is time to tag other bloggers. For those I tag, you are not obligated to participate. 🙂
Josie @ Apple Blossoms
Grace @ Vibrant for Jesus
Hannah @ His Priceless Daughters
Sierra @ Journey Promises
Be sure to check out these wonderful blogs, and I hope that you have a blessed last day of 2020!