I recently said to my wife, “2013 has been one of the busiest years so far in our marriage.” It truly has, but it has also been one of those years that forces you to mature. In other words, this young man has had to learn how to do grown up things. Using my 20/20 hindsight, I see that I probably should have read more books, been more disciplined with saving, spent more time with people, initiated more conversations with family, friends, and possibly even strangers. Therefore, in an effort to glorify God with the time He has allotted to me, there are a few things I look forward to accomplishing, Lord willing, next year. First, I want to create a reading plan consisting of at least one book a month. Second, I would like to achieve my CCENT certification in networking to build my skill set in IT Networking. Third, I look forward to writing more. For example, possibly blogging again.
There is something exciting that stirs your spirit when you encounter the journey young men are on. For example, family members moving across the country to Texas, Oregon, and just plain growing up. It is a beautiful thing to contemplate the passage of Ecclesiastes 12:1 – “Remember your Creator, in the days of your youth.” Here we see God not frowning on youthfulness, but instead providing guidance to the young on their journey.