Yesterday was my 37th birthday, and today I start the first day of my 38th year!
I love this quote!
I’ve never been one to let birthdays get me down. They are truly a celebration of the blessing that is being able to live another day in His grace and mercy. If you’ve ever played a video game of any sort and know that sense of accomplishment you feel when you’ve struggled and fought your way through the dangers of those swamp pits or managed not to let those mutant monkeys take you down then you know the joy of a level up. You’ve succeeded… you LEVEL UP and feel a great sense of victory!
Did I accomplish all my goals for my 37th year? NO, but that just means I can try again for this year.
Did I manage to live up to the world’s expectations of me and not fail as a wife, mother and friend? NO, I fall short every single day, but His grace is sufficient for all my failures.
“The one thing I ask of the Lord –
the thing I seek most –
is to live in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
delighting in the Lord’s perfections
and meditating in His Temple.”
(Psalm 27:4, NLT)
I welcome my 38th year with open arms and an excited heart! I want to delight in the Lord’s perfections. I want to meditate on His word and draw closer to Him. I don’t want to be spectacular or amazing. I want to be enough.
In a world that is pulling us all in so many directions, I want to be enough. In the enough, I will find joy with the realization I can only do what is planned for me.
I want to be enough of a child of God that I draw closer to Him each day.
I want to be enough of a wife that I show love and respect to my husband in small ways.
I want to be enough of a mother that my kids know how much they are loved.
I want to be enough of a friend that through some small way each and every day, I am able to point someone to the Light.
I will never be perfect if I struggled at that for 37 more years, but I have been equipped to be me. I am equipped to be enough to fulfill all the tasks set before me. I have within me the power, the spirit and the faith to be enough.
And so do you!