You guys, it’s the beginning of a new year and a new chapter for me. Today, I turned 30.
God has continued to surprise me with His mercy and grace. I don’t worship Him enough, I don’t obey His words enough, and I am far from being righteous. Yet, not once in 30-years, has He disappointed me. Even in my lowest and saddest moments, when everyone —including me, had given up on me, God remained my only constant, my solid rock and companion.
You see, life has been one hell of a crazy ride. I like to think of my life as a vehicle traveling on a very bumpy road. Sometimes, with a clear destination in mind, but mostly, I drove blindly. I’ve gone off track more times than I can count, I’ve been on the wrong part, headed in the wrong direction. And I swear, for the longest time, I was not the man in charge of the vehicle, that’s my life.
But, this is one of those times I know I am in control of my life. I am on the right track, headed in the right direction, with a clear destination in mind.
Life comes with a lot of ups and downs. And I have had my fair share of both. I’ve been broked, depressed, and bereaved. I know what it feels like to be broke, miserable, hopeless and lost. I know what it feels to go through life without a sense of purpose and passion. To be an outlier in a world where everyone is winning and living.
I have had some good days too. I know what it feels to love and be loved. To have people who genuinely want you to thrive, to grow, to succeed and be happy. To have a family who will go to the end of the earth for you. To live life every day knowing that you can be anything you want to be.
I am thankful for life, for good health, for growth and the ability to love with the whole of me.
I am thankful to God. Without Him, I don’t know where I would have been. He has given me a new day to do this thing called life all over again.
I am thankful to everyone who has impacted my life, one way or the other. And to those who have stuck with me through and through. I know it must be hard sticking with someone as crazy as I am. But y’all do it without complaining.
I am growing into a more realized version of myself — spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically. I still have a long way to go and a lot to learn, but I am determined, now more than ever, to be where I want to be.
Here’s to living life without fear. Here’s to going out of my comfort zone to achieve greatness. Here’s to guarding my heart and happiness jealously. Here’s to spreading less and saving more. Here’s to basking in the sun and dancing in the rain. Here’s to staying true to myself, working hard, being kind, being humble and prayerful. Here’s to a new decade of more wins and more accomplishment.
May I continue to walk this life in God’s grace and purpose. May I continue to be inspired and motivated. May I run the race of life set before me and keep my eyes on Jesus moment by moment so that I may fulfill His will for my life. May every good thing be mine.
I had planned a birthday getaway in Ghana before the current pandemic ruined everything. It would have been my first time in the country, and I wanted to explore new places, visit the beach, try new things; but that’s okay. With all that is going on in the world right now, I am alive, healthy, and safe. My family and friends are safe too. That’s more than enough.
Happy birthday to me! Please say a prayer for me? that’s all I need right now.
P.S. I dreamt that someone gifted me a house and a car. Please, if you are reading this and the good Lord is ministering to you to bless me this day (even if it’s not a car or a house), don’t hold back lest you incur His wrath. Thank you?
Bring it on 30!