Today I turn twenty-five. Twenty-five years old. I always said I’m going to have a midlife crisis in my quarter-life instead. (Haha) Basically my birthday started off as a crisis dropping red nail polish all over my carpet. It’s been a great year so far.
The “my midlife crisis” line is me, low key hiding behind that excuse throwing an adult fit because I’m not where I wanted to be in life right now….at all. Cleaning up red nail polish on my carpet did not even help. I wanted to be married with twins and another little one on the way. But that’s life isn’t it? Doesn’t go how we plan it out. I know that’s the answer to my own “crisis” though…because it’s my plan and not God’s plan.
God gave me this verse this year to hold onto and it’s Hebrews 10:35-36. “Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.”
When we do what God has asked of us, He is leading us on to the next thing in life to receive His promise. Don’t throw away what God has given you! Don’t let the lives of others and social media distort your confidence! We all have to keep serving, doing, and living out God’s will for our lives HIS WAY.
Looking back over my life:
I got saved at 5.
Baptized by water at 7.
Filled with the Holy Ghost at 12.
Called at 13.
Preached my first message at 16.
My first missions trip at 17.
My first internship at 21.
Served in Thailand for a year at 23/24.
Today I turned 25 and my first book is being published.
It may seem like God moves slow in life, but when I look back, life is a journey of preparation to live for Him in the present!
Sometimes, ok a lot of times, I have to remind myself of this. It’s good to “be ok” with wherever you’re at because that’s where God wants you. Even in the waiting, that’s where God wants you the most. It’s in the “waiting for things to happen stage” where He molds our voice, our character, our desires into His. Our identity isn’t based off of our circumstances (although most of the time it feels like it) but our identity is found in Christ.
I do want to add this as well. Satan wants you to focus on the one thing you don’t have YET, so then we will neglect all what God has given us already!
A missionary once told me, “Wherever you are at in that moment of life – be fully there. Because that’s where God has placed you for a reason.”
Bloom, Thrive, Grow where He has you now!
My life has been quite an adventure!! Honestly I stand here today in awe of all I have gotten to experience and do by the age of twenty-five. Minus the red nail polish, All glory to God! I couldn’t thank the Lord enough for wanting me enough to die for me, so the least I can do is live for Him. I can’t wait to see what He does next because in all my life He has been faithful!
Honestly though, I’m still not thrilled that I’m 25. (Haha) Also, for those of you who don’t know, I am a twin!!! So Happy Birthday to my brother Michael who is older than me by six minutes! Love you more than life itself!