Life could be worse, I could be dead. I’m not trying to sound ungrateful, at all, because I am more than grateful for everything that God has given me. But I do feel like I could have done more to further the kingdom, to better myself, and strengthen my relationships.
I was able to go to Venezuela twice, to see my mom and dad, and spend time with my mom through her struggles with breast cancer. That included going at Christmas time, and spending the holidays with my best friends and family. I was able to go to many shows, and see some of my favorite bands play live. I had the opportunity to preach many times to the youth, and play bass on the youth praise band. And most importantly I was able to witness to many people.
But even as amazing as all of those things were, I still want more from this year that is starting now.
I want to travel, I love travelling. I have been on 12 flights in the last 3 months, and have quickly realized that I could totally get use to this. I want to make good use of my time, even if it means going overseas on mission trips or humanitarian outreaches. I want to explore countries that I’ve never explored before and witness to people groups I have never witnessed to before.
I want to go to music festivals and spend time around other people who love music as much as I do. Being able to share with them, even if we don’t have the same views on life, or spirituality. I want to be able to surround myself with people who Jesus would surround himself with now.
I want to travel to see God’s beauty in the form of nature. I want to explore mountains, waterfalls, rivers and beaches.
I want to go back home to Venezuela, to spend time with my mom and dad, friends, and my church. I want to see a lot of things change for the better down there.
But more than anything I want to see people come to the feet of Jesus all around the world. I want to see young people like me step up and carry out the Great Commission, like we were commanded to. I want to see a youth that is not afraid to tell the world that they are set apart and that they are different. I want to see love conquer hate, faith conquer fear, humility conquer arrogance, and hope conquer despair.
This is what I want from 2013.