To those of you who don’t know me, today (June 11th) was my birthday.
I’m 22 years old now.
And to be quite honest, I don’t feel all that different.
I didn’t have a huge celebration just a small get together with family.
I honestly prefer it that way, for some reason, just a simple birthday wish from friends and distant family was much better than any wildly expensive gifts or a big lavish party.
Just knowing there’s a handful of people out there who are glad that I’m around, I don’t know why but for some reason, that’s enough for me.
If you’re reading this right now and your one of those people, thank you, you made today really special for me.
But on a different note, I could help but start to think about what being 22 will actually mean for me and the first thing that popped into my mind was consistency.
Over the years, I’ve come to realize that some of the most successful people I’ve ever known all had amazing consistency in whatever profession or career they were in.
Whether it’s nursing, counseling, being a pastor at a church, or managing a construction company, every person that I’ve truly come to respect in my life all at some point in their lives made the decision that they were going to do one thing and do it to the best of their ability.
And that’s a bit of a difficult pill to swallow for me.
It’s difficult because while there are a lot of different things that I wouldn’t mind doing with my life, God hasn’t given me a definite answer yet.
I often think to myself, ‘what if I wake up one day many years from now and realize that I’m not doing what I’m supposed to be doing?’ or ‘am I really on the right path?’.
It’s difficult to know for sure sometimes, whether any one of us is ever doing everything we’re supposed to be doing or truly being the person God has called us to be.
But today, I’ve made a decision.
Today I’m deciding to not live in fear or worry of what’s to come and to focus on doing the best with what I have today.
I am making the decision to allow the consistency of my work, study, and faith guide me to the place that God has for me.
No more fear.
No more doubts.
No more second-guessing.
From here on out I will be the complete man I am destined to be one day at a time.
I’m looking forward to what comes next in my life.
I hope that you do too.
This is 30 Days of Growth: Day 10
Thanks for Reading!