If not us....

So, a little belated HAPPY 2014!!☆ (Hey! I still made it in January ;)

I am so ecstatic that this is a new year, and I have so much to look forward to! There's something so intriguing about the feeling of a whole year that you have done nothing in yet, and that you can make better than the last! Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it XD
It's like when you get a new journal that you haven't written in yet.  It has fresh, new pages.  And you are extra careful about what you write on those new, un-stained pages.

When I looked back on this past year, what I realized was this.....
I really had not grown very much closer to God! It's terrible if you look back on a whole year, and ask yourself the question "Am I any closer to God now then I was at the beginning of 2013?" and then realize the answer is no.
And then, do you know what I realize after that?
God is still there! I wasn't there for God, I wasn't close to Him, yet He was still there the whole time, and He still loved me! And that gives me so much hope!
God is so Gracious. Loving. Kind. Forgiving. That He didn't forget about me.....even though I forgot about him!
On New year's I really realized for the first time what I had been doing! And I just poured my heart out to God, and He listened. He was still there.
I could feel Him saying "I never gave up on you! I still love you!" :)

And He loves me so much, that He has helped me to put the year behind me, and now I have a whole new year that I can make different! One that I want completely dedicated to Him!

"There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind!"- C.S. Lewis

Far better! You don't have to live in the past, of mistakes you've made, but you can move on, because God gives you the strength to!

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Happy New Year!

I want to live this year, with the thought:

"I'm gonna do something!"

If not us, then who?
If not me and you?
Right now, it's time for us to do something!


And trust God, that He has a great plan for you!
Because, darling, He does!!
Don't let fear hold you back!
Because, God has already done something for you! He created you!! For a reason. He has made no mistakes! He died for you! Now, it's your turn to do something! Do something, to give back to Him :)


Be bold. And unafraid. Start new, and fresh. 
Open the book, and see the blank pages that begin to be filled the second you step out and say:

"I'm gonna do something!"




 
This is your time, Darling!
 
Noelle:)
 
 




18 comments:

  1. Your posts are so inspiring! :) <3 I loved reading this one!

    Love u darling!
    xoxo melody

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    1. Thank you, Melody :) It is a such a encouragement when I encourage and inspire others!!
      I love you too, Love <3

      Noelle:)

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  2. aww, loved this Noelle <3 you are so encouraging!! thanks so much for this!! :) love ya!!!

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    1. Thanks, Danielle <3 You're so sweet, and very encouraging as well! You're welcome! Thanks for commenting :D I love you too! XOXO

      Noelle:)

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  3. Thank you so much for this! Your dedication and work inspires many! You have a fantastic writing skill!

    Ellie:)

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    1. You're very welcome :) hehe just writing my thoughts!! You're so kind and sweet, Ellie! I can always count on you to be so encouraging! <3 Thanks again!

      Noelle:)

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  4. I LOVED this post. You have a way with words. ;) And the song was great.

    PS: Please check out my last post!

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    1. Thank you!! You make me blush ;) hehe! Ikr?! I love that song sooo much!!! I love your blog <3

      Noelle:)

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  5. I love it! The pictures and quotes are great! So inspiring! Keep writing! I love the way you designed your blog page :) God bless!

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    1. Thank you!
      I am so happy to be able to inspire you guys! :) haha all credit goes to Anna from:
      storytellerofwestoncounty.blogspot.com
      she designed it for me :)
      God bless you too!

      Noelle:)

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  6. I love it! This is so inspiring!
    Love, Lyric

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    1. I am so glad :) Thanks, love XOX

      Noelle:)

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  7. Your posts are sooo inspiring! I'm so glad I stumbled across your blog! This posts describes exactly how I feel <3
    Brooke Jordan

    http://lifeisaconstantjoy.blogspot.com/

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    1. * sends virtual hug * Thanks, Brooke <3 My day is made XD That is sooo funny, because I was just reading your blog last night!! I love your photography, and everything about it!

      Noelle:)

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  8. Lovely post Noelle! :) I feel very similar... I loved how you used the notebook to explain. It feels exactly that way. And I definitely, definitely want to get closer to God. I want to make 2014 a year where I can look back, and feel like it was a tremendous success.
    Thanks for sharing, N. :D
    Tane ♥

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    1. Thanks lots and lots, Tane!!!! :) Yes! I totally agree XD I want to live every year with the intent of making it the best yet! I am so happy that you were able to relate to this! Thanks so much for your tremendously sweet comment <3 I love your blog!

      Noelle:)

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  9. Thanks so much Noelle! Really loved this post!

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    1. Thanks, Rose <3 I am so glad to see that you're still reading my blog!! :D

      Noelle:)

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Thx 4 ur sweet messages! I'd love to hear from u -

Noelle : )