If there’s one thing to know about me it’s that I am a very sentimental person. As in very. Whether it be a place in time or an object, an overwhelming sense comes over me and I become dreamy, overemotional, sappy, and extremely corny, probably more than the average person. So when I think about this next phase in my life, leaving my teenage years behind and entering my twenties, I can’t help but to feel all of the above (hence this life rant). I loved being a teenager *corny* and everything that happened during the prime years of high school and early college- the good and the ugly. I remember the feeling of turning 13 and wondering what the next six years might consist of which turned out to be gaining three more best friends and a compilation of events that have become ultimate memories I will never forget. The ugly moments were inevitable, but by going through the hardships and decision makings, small or life changing, these years reveal who you are and who you want to be.
I praise God for blessing me with another year and I’m beyond excited for what He has in store for me under His perfect Will. As I reflect on the age of 20 and how old I’m already starting to feel (heh) I’m reminding and determining myself to base the rest of my life on Acts 20:24:
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me; the task of testifying to the Gospel of God’s grace.
And reading from Crosswalk’s Girlfriends in God,
One day my heart’s going to stop, and that will be the end of my body- but not with me. This life is the warm-up act- the dress rehearsal. God wants us to practice on earth what we will do forever in eternity. God is more interested in your character than your comfort; God is more interested in making your life holy than He is in making your life happy.
Amazing. So many things kept on getting in my way of feeling God’s refuge, from fear of the future to over thinking everything, but now I’m done. By His strength, I’m letting go and I’m moving forward. I know it’s not going to be perfect every day and I won’t get it right all the time, however I’m looking forward to the plans God has created for my life which He has known before I was even born this day 20 years ago. I’m so thankful; thankful for my Jehovah Jireh, thankful for my family, thankful for my friends, thankful for faith, thankful for wisdom, and thankful for love.
School starts tomorrow! So with a new location, new term, new opportunities, and a new age, here I am becoming the woman of God He has always intended me to be.