Friday, April 27, 2012

30!


Well, the day is here. There's no more dreading, avoiding or bemoaning to be done. 




I'm 30, flirty, and thriving, (not thirty, hurting, and crying)
This has been a difficult milestone for me to face in some ways. Like many, I found myself approaching 30 thinking I was supposed to have a lot more accomplished by now. Thanks to a few pep talks and a lot of prayer in the last few months though, I'm feeling pretty ok. I don't have to have it all together yet. I can start making choices now that will affect my life in my 30s, 40s, and beyond.
God has also been bringing a lot of words into my life for this time. In the last few weeks, almost every verse I read in a devotional has been something about Him directing paths, guiding our way etc.

Another quote that has kept popping up is by Ralph Waldo Emerson: "Do not go where the path may lead, instead go where there is no path and leave a trail."
It's scary to think of being a trailblazer. It's hard work. It's so much easier to just follow. But perhaps I was not born for that.
Another passage that touched me came from kind of an unlikely place: the book of Numbers (everyone's favorite, I know), where in chapter 4, the different Levite clans are being set apart for service to the Lord. It is mentioned repeatedly that those between ages 30 and 50 are being called to serve. I have my best and most effective years not behind, but ahead of me! Any new goals? I've been so focused on getting to 30 that I didn't think about what I'd do once I got here. So I guess it's a blank canvas. And hopefully that's not so scary anymore.
Thanks for joining me on this journey.

2 comments:

  1. "It is mentioned repeatedly that those between ages 30 and 50 are being called to serve. I have my best and most effective years not behind, but ahead of me!"

    I love this!

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  2. Char, I was catching up on some blogs and found "Missionary Blog Watch" pointing to YOUR blog. So cool. (Of course I clicked through just because it was a blog from Taiwan, and was delighted to discover it was yours.)

    Anyway, happy New Year, girl.

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