It’s so easy to fall into the trap of self-pity as the birthdays pile upon each other and each year that slips by reminds you of something you wanted to do but never did. I never traveled overseas before I had kids, I never got my doctorate, I never lived in a different state, I never, I never, I never…. but what good does that do?
I have been thinking a lot about this lately. I turned 30 yesterday. Thirty! Big milestone, I guess. Why is it that birthdays get less exciting the more of them you have? I wonder if some of it is just about shifting perspective. My twenties are gone, and they aren’t coming back. That’s ok, though. I have learned a lot, I have achieved a lot, and thank the Lord I have been incredibly blessed with a good job, a beautiful family, and a life that I love.
God doesn’t call us to live in wallowing of years gone by, but Christ came so that we could have life and live it abundantly! Isn’t that the good news of the Gospel? Negative self-talk, unhealthy habits, woulda-coulda-shoulda’s… the enemy uses all of that to his advantage.
The thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy. I came that they might have life and have it ABUNDANTLY. John 10:10
Remember that when you are worrying about all the things it feels like it’s too late to do now. Age is a number… and it’s just a drop in the ocean for we who will be spending eternity with Christ.