"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal" (2 Corinthians 4:16-18).
I have spent the last couple of days contemplating 2008 and looking toward 2009. What do I want for 2009, what really matters to me? I decided that I want my word of the year this year to be "conviction". Conviction is a fixed or firm belief. Conviction is also the state of being found or proved guilty. This year is about both .
I have been convicted - over and over again and I still continue to dishonor Him and behave in a way that proves me guilty. This year is a year about HIM. I want my life to show my conviction in HIM rather than about what I have done. I want this year to mean something - if I die tomorrow, what will my legacy be? I want my life to be a legacy in which people say they were better off because they knew me - THE REAL ME! I want my life to be a legacy that says they knew HIM because they knew me.
I have decided to focus less on this life and more on the life that is to come!