Saturday, April 5, 2014
April 1 was my birthday. I woke up having turned 42 years old and felt reflective. My birthday always makes me think about where I am in life, what I am doing that is adding value to my life, and what things need to change. It's almost like a "second wind" of New Year's Day - a reminder that change and renewal are just a breath away.
Should I be further along? Why am I still doing that? How do I explain this? What is going on? I ask too many questions!
Truth is, God has me right where He wants me which is actually in an uncomfortable place. Leading up to this day, God had to point out some things to me that I didn't necessarily want to deal with. It's a pattern. Certain things have not happened because I haven't resolved other things. I am not where I want to be because I haven't resolved certain issues. God is working on me, because He wants to take me to the next level. And I am more than ready.
As we get older, we really do become more aware. At least we should. Being truthful to yourself means facing the good and bad. Acknowledging that time flies and if we don't accept everything in our lives, it will eventually come back around.
Birthdays are meant to celebrate the day God chose to bring us into this world. And, staying on His course allows us to celebrate with a clean slate.
Now, that's better.