" Do not regret growing older; it is a privilege denied to many."

Just last night, I read that quote on Dayo's wall. I had been slightly indifferent about my birthday, avoiding and dismissing all talks of parties and fun. I'm even too busy for any reveling anyway. I've always struggled with the tendency to worry too much and stress things that should be trivialize. This has often led me to dangle somewhere between narcissism and self love. In the past year, I have overcome the apprehensions of my teenage and early early adult years. I have also spent the past year being led by God in almost all my steps. I have genuinely understood what it means to walk and work with God. Believe me, there's no turning back at this point.

One of the things that ruin our 20s is the delusion of utopia. The thought that we should have had it all figured out. I often consider it but I don't let it bother me. The big guy who has kept me will see me through. I am taking life one day at a time and following Jesus, precept by precept. I took bold steps, made mistakes but I can honestly say I AM FAR BETTER THAN I WAS LAST YEAR. For me, that's all that matters and that's the point of this whole anniversary. Age is just a number and birthdays can often be a facile affair devoid of any thoughtfulness. I won't let mine be that. This new year of mine, I'm going to make more plans and join God in His huge plans for me. Enough said for a birth day!

Ayodele Ibiyemi.

1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined the things that God has prepared for those who love him.”

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