“I admit that I haven’t yet acquired the absolute fullness that I’m pursuing, but I run with passion into his abundance so that I may reach the purpose that Jesus Christ has called me to fulfill and wants me to discover. I don’t depend on my own strength to accomplish this; however I do have one compelling focus: I forget all of the past as I fasten my heart to the future instead. I run straight for the divine invitation of reaching the heavenly goal and gaining the victory-prize through the anointing of Jesus.” Philippians 3:12-14; The Passion Translation.

All day I’ve been thinking about what to say about this new year of life. Something clever, something catchy; nothing, except verse 14 of Philippians 3. Reading Day 3 of Reset by @bob.sorge , he talked about hitting the delete button for every past failure, and hit reset. As you hit reset to reach forward for Jesus with all your soul. As time turns, and 27 is now behind me, I hit the delete button on every failure, every disappointment, every shortcoming, every limitation; everything.

Looking ahead to what 2018 and 28 will bring, I reach with my entire being forward. I reach forward towards a deeper relationship with The Lord. I reach forward and pick up dreams I almost sat on the shelf. Where I wanted to be at 28 isn’t a reality, and that’s ok. I know that I’m exactly where he wants me. I know the story isn’t over. I know that The Lord has everything taken care of, and all I want is to be closer to him. To know him at a deeper, intimate level.

Thank you, Jasmine Karima, for capturing this photo. I know it was for sis shirt launch, but the more I look at these photos, I see how my next chapter of life will be. Joy unspeakable because of the Love, Grace, Mercy & Goodness of the Father.

To everyone who called, sent messages, posted via social media, I thank you all. You all have a special place in my heart and your words were very humbling. I’m grateful to call you all not only friends, but family.

28, we have business to attend to. 💪🏾💯