Reflections: The Year Is 2020…

Hello Royalty!

It’s that time of the year again – the time for the final blogpost of the year. It is no longer news that a lot has happened this year, and as I reflect on how the year has been, with only 11 days left, I realize I have a lot to say. However, more than this post will be about 2020, I’ll make it about 2021. There’s a lot of apprehension in the air, and to be honest, I get it. I totally get it. This will also not be a post about achievements and wins, not because I do not acknowledge them, but that’s not the purpose of writing to you today. So, let’s keep this short.

In discussions with a couple of my friends, one of the statements I repeatedly made was, “2020 helped me better understand the temporariness of things.” Within the year, I have become more in touch with the reality of earth’s temporary nature. This has made me see situations differently. For instance, I have learned to be more appreciative, more present, more quick to risks, more introspective, and more determined. This is not a way to anticipate something negative, but to take hold of the now and understand that the future is actually a bunch of “nows” in disguise. It has also made so much room for happiness because there is a lot to be thankful for. Our first post this year centered on making room for Jesus. That happened. This year, I became more in touch with the personal relationship I have with God. It was everything in the midst of wins, downs, or unfortunate global events. I also went back to my first Instagram post this year, and one of the things I said in the caption was “cheers to the challenges the year will bring because we have already overcome.” Reading that now, it makes a different kind of sense, and in every way, I stay thankful and I judge God faithful. I hope you do too.

Now, I said this was going to be about 2021. In Isaiah 45:2, the KJV says,

“I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron:”

ISAIAH 45:2 KJV

I want this to be your prayer for 2021. If anything, make wisdom and direction a priority on your prayer list. While we may have a general understanding of what the year might bring, we do not have the details of every single day. This is why we need the One who sees the end from the beginning and vice versa. So, ask. Ask for wisdom, direction, and for God to go before you. With that, stay calm, expect the best, and keep your head up.

I’ll stop there. Blogposts & Podcasts resume February, 2020. See you then and have a most wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Goodbye Royalty,

With Overflowing Love,

Alexandra Zion.

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