Happy 2013! I can hardly believe another year is completed and another chapter in the book of our lives has been written. If you’re like me, you’ve probably spent some time recently reflecting on 2012 and also wondering what 2013 will hold. What will this New Year bring? What mountaintop will I experience? What valley will I walk through? What new doors of opportunity will God open?
Many of us not only have questions about the future, but we also have lingering questions about the past. Most of those questions begin with a single word: Why? Why didn’t that relationship work out? Why did I lose my job? Why does God appear to be silent about a certain situation? We’re longing for answers to our “Why” questions and we’re also trying to catch a glimpse of the future. We want to know how certain things will work out and we’re impatient while waiting and hoping the answers will eventually come. We’re trying to solve problems, we’re making plans, and we’re setting goals and making resolutions. We’re all looking for answers of some kind, aren’t we?
I’ve made one resolution this year and only one: To seek God with all my heart. That’s it. Jeremiah 29:13 says, “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” We pursue what we love the most. That’s just a fact. I want to seek God more intentionally than ever. He has the answers to the questions of my past and future. And ultimately He IS the answer to all of my questions.
In his book, The Circle Maker (an inspiring book that I highly recommend), Mark Batterson says, “If you seek answers you won’t find them, but if you seek God, the answers will find you.” So this year I’m going to focus on pursuing the Ultimate Answer with a deeper passion than ever before. Above all else I will set my eyes on the One who loves me more than life itself trusting that He will reveal in His wisdom and timing everything that I need to know.