By the age of 25 I shall be successful, married with kids and live in a house surrounded by a white picket fence. Does this statement sound familiar to anyone reading this, especially females born in the nineties and earlier, when we as kids played “house house” game?.
Well surprise, I am now 25 years of age and have been 25 for a whole of two weeks and guess what, I am not married, I have no kids and do not have my own house to even think about surrounding it by a white picket fence. Whether I am successful, well that depends on how you define the word, but yes I have achieved a lot in my life that for me counts as being successful. However it may not be as successful as I would have fantasized with my friends about when I was 8 years old.
Reaching this milestone, sheesh I’m quarter a century old, has been exhausting and its only been 2 weeks in. Really if someone told me growing up “Adulting” was going to be this hard I would not have wished my schooling life away. Don’t get me wrong, on my road to 25 I have had a lot of adventures, have made and captured a lot of memories but this new part of my life just makes me reminisce on the past and be ever grateful for life, be it the good or the bad because it all has had an impact on shaping me into who I am.
Right now in my life, many may be able to relate to this, I am working at a job that I have lost excitement for over the last couple weeks, so much so that I didn’t feel like getting up this morning. I have decided to further my studies in my field thanks to the job I have started to dislike and I am fighting a battle of being alone because hey, I am not getting any younger (but this is least of my worries). This is anything, if furthest away from the fantasy we kids had when we were at the age of 8.
The above may seem depressing, HOWEVER, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel for people who are used to being positive like me. For people who know that their strength comes not from what man says but from what my father in heaven says. Hence, yesterday was the day that I didn’t want to face another day and didn’t want to wake up for work this morning. Yesterday, was also the day that I decided to lay every burden down at the feet of Jesus, even though I may have thought that I had surrendered it all to him already.
However, today is the day that I declare that the Lord is good and his love endures forever. Today, I am glad that I forced myself out of bed, that I repeatedly sang it is well with my soul on the drive to work and that when I got to work I declared that today is going to be good. Today has been the day that the chains have broken off and today has been the day that I have had a revelation that my future is going to be just fine. Actually more than fine, because my future is safe in his hands, in the hands of my father in heaven watching down and fighting my battles for me in the heavenly realms. And finally, Today has been the day that I have had my excitement re-ignited for my work that I do in the company that I am in.
So no, I may not have gotten married with kids or own a house just yet (which I will one day), but I have experienced what life is about and what challenges can be thrown at me as I grow older and wiser. Challenges and obstacles are meant to be overcome and I can safely say that at 25, I am equipped with the right tools and most importantly with God, who provides me with those tools, to wake up and face each day regardless of what is thrown at me.