So how does it feel to be at the age of 31? That’s the first question that pops in my mind when I know and feels that this year will be a sign of my last day in the calendar Lol 🙂
Yes, I am 31 years old and I am proud of it 🙂 Why because it’s only once in a lifetime that you’ll get to embrace this age. Nothing to be ashamed or nothing to deny when someone ask me what is my age is. I thank God for this new year that He has given me. Another year to dream big, aim higher, new lands to conquer, a lot of fresh and new faces to see, prayers to utter to God, and a lot of faith to get by through this fast changing world.
How did I celebrate my birthday? A lot of surprises happened that day! I never thought that it will be like that. Thank you LORD for showing me how much you love me from the beginning of my 31 years of existence.
I just want to encourage everyone that God is there in all the seasons of your life. If you feel that He has left you, or maybe He does not hear your prayer requests, again and again, choose to love Him more.
In my 31 years of existence… these are the life lessons or take home that I always live out:
- Being Thankful – -1 Thessalonians 5:18 “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” I’ve learned and re learn the art of being thankful and grateful in every season. There are times that it’s hard for me to grasp what is happening or why is it not happening in my life now but again and again, God, in His sovereign power, always remind me to be always grateful and thankful for everything in anything because I am blessed. The fact that I am still breathing, and I have a food to eat, it’s more than enough to be grateful in each passing day. Sometimes, these vital things we take for granted because we are too consumed to get this and get that, or I want this or that… 🙂 Hey, are you healthy? if so… be thankful! It’s priceless to have a healthy body my dear readers 🙂
2. Conflicts and Resolutions – Proverbs 12:18 “There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise brings healing”.
In this life. Nothing is perfect. I too, have a lot of shortcomings, and I am far from being perfect. I know that for a fact. And in this life, I’ve encounter too many conflicts that sometimes bothers me or sometimes, I just choose to just shrug it off because it is out of my control already. I am surrendering those kind of moments to God. I let go and let God give me peace. Conflicts is just there. And when it is there and it started to give you worries, it’s time for you to take a break… inhale and exhale and see the bigger picture of the situation. It is not about you, or me but when conflicts arise, again and again, I go back to how God loves me and accepts me as His daughter. I’ve learned that in this life, people will really come and go, you will have conflicts but in the end, find in the deepest core of your heart the word ” LOVE” , “TRUST” and “FORGIVENESS” It is the Lord Jesus Christ who is the perfect example of the one who give it to us FREELY without expecting anything in return. In this life, always be on the look out and proactively share these 3 words and actively live it out. With this, your life can be much more lighter and more joyful!
3. A Joyful Heart is Always Good – “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength. -Proverbs 17:22
Let’s all face it, as we all grow old… we sometimes forget to laugh and be joyful even the simplest to the most complex things that this life can offer. Hey, hey, hey, may I just remind you that being so serious in this life can sometimes give you head ache? Hahaha! So why not, smile and or even laugh 🙂 Life is too short to spend it with a frowning face is in it? God has created and given you this life for you to explore and enjoy! So do not forget to smile or laugh please 🙂 Now your asking me, what if I have a lot of bills to pay, I don’t have a job, I still do not have my answered prayer’ or I still don’t have a suitor, or boy friend or girlfriend or even a spouse? or even a baby? We’ll all these things shall be added unto you if you completely trust God, young men and young women 🙂 And may I remind you that you live this life not to look forward to what you can get from God or from the people around but what you can give back to God and to the people around you.
In this life, it is not all about what you can get, or what benefits you the most…. it is more than that. Life is about giving back all the glory and honor to God 🙂 Life is all about giving and sharing your talents, skills, resources, time, effort and of course love in anything, in everything or to everyone that has touched your life. With that, you can truly say, you have lived a joyful and yet meaningful life. Do not let stress control you but instead, stress your stress’ LOL and let go and let God 🙂
Life is too short! Enjoy your season, embrace your trials, learn from your mistakes, get up and dream and make it a reality because God has only the best plans for you! Stay focus as you grow old.
And as for me, I am 31 years old…. thank you Lord! Indeed, you are faithful! Cheers to another years of growing,going, and glowing gracefully with and for the Lord! 🙂
Ciao! Until next time my dear readers! 🙂 May the good Lord protect, guard and bless you all abundantly way beyond your imagination! 🙂
Love, Mrs. Piza 🙂