Another Piece of The Puzzle
I’ve been staring at the computer screen for roughly 20 minutes, while sipping my decaf coffee in Starbucks.
No caffeine after 5pm.
One of the many new habits I’m trying to form in 2019.
As I replay the previous year in my mind, I begin to feel a little overwhelmed.
End of the year social media posts have been flooding my feeds, letting me know that I’m a little late to the game in getting this message out to you.
To be honest, I’ve been meaning to write this post for a few days, but instead I’ve spent lots of time reflecting on the previous year.
Ever since I can remember, I’ve treated the new year as a new beginning.
What’s done is done and there’s no going back.
Lately, I’ve realized the flaws within that view.
We all have one life (except for cats, apparently they have nine lives, but I’ve never seen any concrete evidence to support that) that is made up of a continuous sequence of events.
Each event that occurs in life offers us a chance to learn. Whether we are learning something about ourselves or someone else, we are constantly learning.
It’s the circle of life. We are born and then we die. The space between those two is used to mold us into the person we were created to be. Through that process our character is built and we get closer and closer to discovering our specific purpose. The reason for our existence.
Sometimes we will get a glimpse of it, but most of the time we won’t be able to see the full picture until we move on from this world and into the next phase of life.
For me, the year 2018 represents...
I learned how to be a better husband, I made a lot of new friends, and I wrote what I believe are some of the best songs I have ever written.
I learned how to better lead those who are helping me build my music career and I had the opportunity to play some amazing shows while releasing a really special song, Faith. Hope. Love.
As 2019 gets under way, I’m not looking for a fresh start.
Yes, like many of us, I’m setting goals and trying to form new habits (no caffeine after 5, more exercise, better food choices) but my main goal is to build on last year’s growth.
Become an even better husband.
Dive deeper into relationships with new friends.
Release new music while leading and supporting those who are working with me to spread my music around the world!
Each year we have on earth is a blessing.
I try to think of life as one gigantic puzzle with each day representing one tiny piece of it.
The puzzle can’t be completed without each piece.
I realize we may not share the same beliefs and that is 100% okay, but I do believe that God is the master designer of each of our puzzles.
I challenge you, and myself, to take a step back and look at what he’s created so far. Every piece is different. Some are made up of happy moments, while others may be sad. Some showcase gains while others represent loss. Some showcase successes while others remind us of failures.
Regardless of what each piece represents, every single piece of YOUR puzzle is equally important, valuable, and necessary.
I wonder what pieces will be added to the puzzle in 2019!
Keep me posted on all of the new pieces of your puzzle and...