Today i say goodbye to my 20’s and hello to my 30’s.
To be honest with you, i haven’t really been excited about my Birthday this year, which, trust me is really shocking for me. I am a big advocate for celebrating birthdays and making sure that a birthday is made special. My parents spoiled me with cake and presents each year, sometimes even a party just to make me feel special on the day. When i was in boarding school, my parents would either come visit me or send me some goodies on my birthday…so yes, i have been blessed (read spoilt) and birthdays are a big deal for me.
I haven’t been excited about the big 3-0 and here is why….
I had so many plans/hopes/dreams that i wanted to have achieved by this day. I thought by 30 i would have my first child. I also thought i would have my own house (with a big garden) in my name, instead of still paying rent. That my event business would be successful, with me owning my own exclusive venue. Finally, that i would have made strides in my career and probably at Executive level.
But the day is here and i haven’t achieved any of the things that i wanted to. But you know what? It’s okay.
It’s okay because even though i am not where i want to be, i am in a great place. And you know what, i have achieved a lot and i am truly blessed ( and I’m not just saying that).
I have a family and a husband that love me (the twins are still coming). I have a good job and a good income (and i will still be an Executive one day). I am very hopeful about my business and i am excited about the God given ideas for its expansion. Most importantly for me, i now know who God has called me to be; the calling He has placed over my life. I welcome the challenges and i am excited for the start of my ministry.
Yep, i did good. But i couldn’t have done it without God looking out for me. I just want to take this moment and publicly declare my love for God. I am sooooo grateful for what He has done in bringing me this far, that i am alive today and i am thankful for His PERFECT plan over my life- His time is best. So i dedicate this day to praising Him and i dedicate this song by Pastor Donnie McClurkin to my Maker.
“Great is Your Mercy toward me
Your Love and Kindness toward me
Your tender Mercies i see
Day after day
Forever Faithful towards me
Always providing for me
Great is Your Mercy towards me
Great is Your Grace”
Life is good @30