Happy New Year, my dear readers! Cheers to the beginning of 2022!
This new year will never be right without looking back on how 2021 was wrapped up for me. Allow me to share the gist of my 2021.
Whole year of 2021, I am still an active full time Content volunteer for B1GMINISTRY and Praise God for his sustaining grace that I was able to finish the year strong with my co-volunteers.
2021 is a year of improving myself through frequent visits to Skin Station and not be stubborn with my skin care routines.
I registered the word “Lyzawrites” for WIPO! I also started my own business, Lyzawrites Human Resource Management Consultancy. Through God’s Faithfulness, I was able to secure 2 clients as an HR Consultant (1 as pro bono).
I did try and passed the Insurance Commission Licensing exam for PruLife and I finished Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt via my own funds. I was also blessed to graduate in both GLC 1 and GLC 2!
2021 was a year that gave me enough writing clients to help me with funds at the same time, the year that allowed me to become more influential in the social media. It was a year that I received more PR kits and packages than all the previous years as a blogger. Praise God for the hearts of all the sponors!
I also met new friends as an ARMY and I have met them not just in social media but also in real life. The influence and good circle that BTS brought is amazing, I must say.
Amidst the “highs” in life, “lows” were also evident. I never thought the pandemic would affect me as a DGroup Leader until it did. I had to take a month’s rest and prayed about gathering my flock. I was always reminded to focus on who’s there rather than those who aren’t, but my heart couldn’t do it. I knew I have time and that I can make time to disciple and that’s what I did. By God’s grace, I was able to sustain two DGroup meetings per week to accommodate all the ladies who still wants me as their DGroup Leader. I am truly blessed by each and everyone’s life. I can’t wait to have all my disciples be active in the ministry of discipling as well.
A spike of my hypertension episodes happened during the latter months of the year brought by my high cholesterol level and blood uric acid that alerted me and my family to take our health and food choices seriously.
Before 2021 ended, God sent me a plot twist that will sweep me off my feet – I got engaged! I’ll tell a story about this real soon.
As for my spiritual journey, I was stuck in the book of Proverbs. The plan of taking the Book of Proverbs for just a month became a year or so. It has a lot of teachings that I would want to digest and to apply. God has been very clear to me this year that I can definitely do anything I would want to and as much as I can but, I must never forget to seek wisdom and acquire understanding for and from all of it. Despite the pandemic situation, I have immensely felt and witnessed God’s love and faithfulness to my life.
I know that this 2022, there will be a lot of changes in my life as I now spend this year as a fiancée, my last year as a single woman. I would also need to take my health seriously if I would want to live through my life as a married woman and soon, with children. I need to strengthen and hone my skills more if I would want to sustain and keep balance as I juggle three or more jobs all at the same time. Through 2021, I felt how God has been guiding my life and how intentional He is as a Father. A “thank you, Lord” will never be enough for sustaining me and my family for the whole year. God also made sure my family and I are in good health and despite a loss in the family, we were able to find new love and understanding for each and everyone – or at least that’s how I see it.
I know that 2022 will be a year of change but it is not because of the health triggers, financial journey, professional pursuits, and wedding engagement but because Jesus is the ultimate game changer in my life. His blood and love paved way to where I am right now. His life, death and resurrection had made me not give up in life’s ordeals and I know that there will be more difficult challenges to face. 2022 will still be unknown and I could not allow myself to live fearfully when I have a fearless yet faithful God. Enduring the years to come will not be a walk in the park, but I know I will not stop running towards the eternal reward of being with Jesus someday. Please continue praying for me as I continue my journey as a daughter to my mother, a soon-to-be wife, a DGroup leader, a disciple, an employee, a consultant, and as a social media influencer; that above all the other things I do, I would be reminded that I am and will forever be a daughter of God.
“My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”Psalms 73:26 NASB
I may not know how 2021 wrapped things up for you, but I am continuously praying for all of my readers to never stop reading what feeds your soul the most. I hope and pray that the Bible is one of them. We will never know what tomorrow would bring but how can we fear the unknown if we have a God who knows it all? I am praying that whoever is reading up until this end, would find and create change not just for oneself but for others as a salt and light that speaks the truth and in love.
Again, Happy New Year my dear readers! May 2022 be filled with changes you never thought you could have!