There are only 14 hours left in my time zone before a brand-spanking new year! In true procrastination fashion, this is the point I now feel extremely motivated to get everything done. Its the ultimate “last minute” and I’m not going to waste it.
Unfortunately, every thing I want to accomplish is getting tangled up in the mess that is Becky Rosty.
For example, my eyebrows were a little bushy… Wanting to step into 2013 looking less like a caterpillar, I took a tweezer to them. Of course, I over did it, and now I have these short thin frowns above each eye, hardly a complementary look for a New Year.
Also, I did a blitzkrieg on my house (i.e.: massive attack of cleaning; shouting at soap-scum in German, optional.) Somehow, the toilet isn’t flushing properly now and the tub has a funny gurgling sound coming from the drain. Don’t know how I managed that.
This whole week has been the same way: I burnt the egg casserole, over-mixed the coffee-cake batter, forgot the sugar in the scones, and used dry milk in the fudge instead of evaporated milk (sounds like the same thing right?).
I sat down to finish the last 2 chapters of my book and began to question every chapter I’d written before. My whole mentality was spiraling into chaos.
I know God did not intend for me to end this year with perfection or absolute completion. He also didn’t provide another blessed year for me to end it in chaotic self-depreciation. I was blessedly reminded by a fellow blogger that “our hope is not in the new year, but in the One who makes all things new.” –Gracelaced.com
So, I am determined to enter the new year remembering what God has already accomplished, not what I haven’t. His work on the cross says, “It is finished.”
I will walk out of 2012 and into 2013 with peace…. because that is what He leaves me with.
How about you? Do you have any New Years Blunders or unfinished projects? Comment below, and share how God gives you peace in the new season.