30 for 30
Hey y’all! I know it’s been a while! Between school and prepping for graduation season, Own Your Peach, and other major life events…I haven’t had a chance to share my writing with you all as much as I would like. But, I’m here! God willing, as I prepare to celebrate my 30th birthday tomorrow (July 23rd) …or my #FlirtyThirty as I’ve deemed it…I’ve been doing lots of reflecting (as usual) and wanted to share 30 things I’ve learned in my 30 years on this Earth. It was so difficult winding down to 30. But, I pray that they’re useful!
I must warn you…this by no means suggests I have MASTERED any or all of these. This quick read is meant to get your wheels turning (get you thinking) about all the life lessons you have received, whatever stage of life you’re in.
These are just some nuggets of wisdom that have been poured into me by my tribe, wisdom that God has given me, and wisdom that I hope to share with you! Let’s get into it!
30 for 30
- Trust God.
- Be kind to yourself. Forgive yourself.
- Make prayer a top priority.
- Make reading and applying God’s word a daily effort.
- Be genuine.
- Walk in your truth.
- Don’t change who you are to fit into a box or image others have tried to place you in.
- Life is not always about you.
- Focus on the good. And you won’t have so much time to complain about the bad.
- Don’t compare your journey to anyone else’s. Your journey is God-given, unique and perfect for you.
- Literally NO weapon formed against you will prosper.
- People are fighting their own battles and demons that usually have nothing to do with you. Don’t take ownership of it.
- Be humble. Give grace. Accept grace.
- Seek to glorify God in EVERYTHING you do.
- You are not ‘too much.’ And you do not need permission to do what you’re passionate about.
- Haters gon’ hate.
- Choose your words (and tone) carefully. Your feelings aren’t the only ones that matter.
- You are whole in Christ.
- You can be a stand-up person, and there will still be people who do not like you. For reasons that are none of your business. And guess what? You’ll live.
- Love your body. Confidence is not arrogance.
- Don’t settle for sub-par friendships; but still recognize that everyone is in a different place.
- You have salvation.
- Self-awareness is key. Don’t project your issues onto others; and don’t allow others to project their issues onto you.
- Speak up for yourself.
- God’s timing is perfect.
- Don’t be so hard on your parents. They’re doing the best they can. And so are you. And so is everyone else.
- You are qualified. And even if you aren’t, GOD can qualify you.
- Don’t go through life having poverty of the soul. Feed your spirit DAILY.
- Do not settle for sub-par love for the sake of not being alone.
- Your worth is not tied to your worldly accomplishments or possessions.
I pray that my final post of my 20’s is an encouragement to you. I hope that it challenges and encourages you to reflect on all the amazing things that life has to offer. As I glide into year 30, I want to continue being a student of life. Open to new possibilities. Open to all of God’s blessings for my life.
What are some ‘nuggets’ of wisdom that have been poured into your life? Which ones can share with someone else today?
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