hmmm…28. What does 28 look like for me? That’s what I’ve been thinking for the past week. What have I learned in my 28 years of life? To be honest, I’m not sure that I’ve learned anything. I mean, sure, I have two degrees and run my own business. I know a lot about my industry and have a great deal of passion for it. But I still feel like I’ve not yet made my mark on life.
Prior to turning 28 I spent my life sowing seeds and being pruned (prepared) by God for the next 28+ years of my life. These last 2.5 years have truly been a season where God has sculpted me. He has taken me places in my spirit and life where I never thought I would be. He’s used people as his vessel to bless me when I was in need, encourage me when I was down and give me tough love where appropriate.
While pruning season will not be over until I take my last breath, I do look forward to a season of bearing fruit. In my New Years blog post, I talked about 2011 being the year of restoration. I believe my 28th year of life will be a blessed one. The seeds that I’ve sown previously will bear fruit this year and the projects I started will be finished. But that doesn’t mean thats all for me. I imagine that God will have me planting more seeds for future seasons. He will show me people that I will be able to bless and other people He will use to bless me.
I am thankful for all of the lessons 27 years of life have shown me. I pray that I will be able to guide others who are on similar journeys or who have yet to take the first step toward greatness. I have found that its been much easier to bear the trials and tribulations when you have people who will walk with you. But during those times where my friends and family were unavailable and I was unable to walk myself, I was carried. He carried me.
I am also thankful for all of you. Whether you are publicly following me or not, I have received your private messages, tweets, DMs, FB messages and emails and have been so blessed in hearing that you all are benefiting from my words.
As the Lord uses 2011 to Restore me and the 28th year to grow the seeds planted previously, I pray that you are letting Him do the same for you.