In my native language, we have a saying that ‘if I start to count the goodness of the Lord, night will come and the day will break over and over again.’
They may sound like mundane stuff but in my heart they speak of the abundance of God’s grace.
There were very trying moments of 2015 for me and my family, but one big lesson that I learnt and would continue to carry over is that being thankful and committing my prayers to my Lord and Master eases my burden for sure.
This time last year, I was ensconced in my lovely house back in Houston. No way on my radar did the move to Dubai really feature.
Like the saying that, tomorrow is pregnant and backing a child as well, by the second quarter of 2015, we made a major migratory move across the Continent from US to UAE and I am grateful that it went smoothly.
I am grateful that we have adjusted to our beautiful environment and embracing it as well. It has not been a seamless effort, but since I chose to look at the rickety parts of the bigger picture with positive lens, it has made the journey more interesting and adjusting far easier.
I look at 2016 with expectant eyes. I have no idea what it will bring forth, who knows?
There might be major changes yet again or minor ones but this I know for sure ”that all things work together for my own good.”
Have you taken a look at your big picture lately? What do the lines tell you? You might be surprised to realize that as displaced as some of your lines may be, they fall in perfect places and that is enough reason to be thankful.
© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha