I have been reflecting a lot during January 2012, and have not posted since mid December. Our family Christmas was joyous and the first week of 2012 was a wonderful family vacation memory with the kids out of school. Our ministry Music to Light the World had its biggest December and 4th quarter ever, which filled my heart with awe, wonder and humility. It was so evident that God orchestrated everything. It made the year 2011 like winning the Super Bowl. Which brings me to my reflecting on “giants.”
I have loved sports since I was a boy, so I have been watching the NFL playoffs. There have been a lot of great games, but the New York at Green Bay game made me think. The Packers won the 2011 Super Bowl, so they couldn’t go any higher. They had an amazing 15-1 regular season, and were striving to win the 2012 Super Bowl for back-to-back titles. There was more pressure. The Giants were the underdog, were on the road, barely won their division…and had nothing to lose. No pressure. Then the upset happened, 37-20, then they beat the 49ers in overtime, and now they are one win away from the title.
I have told friends it takes just as much faith to work hard on a project or be focused on a goal as it does to rest from work or take a family vacation. Whether you had a “super bowl” year in 2011 or more of a struggle, the “giants” of this world are lurking to make you feel pressure, to doubt, to fear, to lose focus on living by faith. Jesus said, “my yoke is easy, my burden is light.” Trusting him with the future is simple, but not easy. Whether the Giants win or lose Super Bowl 46, let them inspire you to overcome life’s “giants” in 2012 with God’s help. And, remember to smile, to live with joy and to love others well along the way.