What’s your DESTINY?
Do you ever WONDER where you’re headed? Or what direction your LIFE is taking? What is the point to each day?
Well I often wonder about these things… Especially as I approach the age of the BIG 4-0!
I look forward to turning 40!
I look and feel great! Especially when the young people say: “you don’t look your age”.
However I must confess that 40 looks nothing like I thought it would. When I was 18, I thought that by the age of 40 I would be married, with teenage aged twins, living in some suburbs of New York.
How vastly different my life is from that? Which causes me to wonder if my 18-year-old vision of 40 was so off the mark, what other vision do I have to guide and order my steps? And I also question why would God have me on a path so different from where I thought I would be?
But in the midst of my questioning I am reminded of two things:
- If we live our life according to God’s guidance we shall be immensely blessed (see Proverbs 29:18)
- Sometimes God’s plans don’t seem to fit with our plans (see Luke 22:42), but God will bless us if we obediently follow his plan (Luke 11:28).
So I boldly embrace my upcoming 40th birthday, trusting that God has amazing and awe inspiring plans for the next 40 years! This first phase of my life was all about preparation for the purpose that God intended for my life (from the start!)
As for the specifics of that purpose, I think it’s encapsulated best in this quote by novelist Ayn Rand: “Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values”
Each day I now awaken with renewal of energy and a determined focus to go after and achieve EACH and EVERY dream, desire, & aspiration.
Will you too adopt such a courageous spirit? I have faith in you, Do YOU?
Life According to Me,