Would you look at that, the grace of God is upon me with another addition to my age.
Saying i am blessed is an understatement. Like is it just me but i feel this year’s January has had so many deaths. Every week you hear someone was involved in a road accident or was killed and you can’t help but wonder, why am i so favoured? Can’t help but be grateful.
Speaking of being grateful, i am so grateful for my 23rd year, the Jordan year, . When i was turning 23 i was really trying to take away my focus on why things didn’t work out the way i had planned and diverting my focus on what i could do different instead of reminiscing of what should have been. I mean i believe we can relate right. Sometimes in life we spend time just holding onto memories and beating ourselves about what we should have done different in the last years. So last year, i decided i couldn’t have that anymore. I was so determined to fully focus and keep my mind on the future. I spent last year focusing on the present, forgiving myself for lost opportunities and mistakes. I kept reassuring myself over and over again that things will be okay and working on my personal growth. Its true what the say, the deepest and hardest battles are fought within.
In short, last year i spent most of the time with myself. Don’t get me wrong, its not like i turned into a loner or an introvert. I simply took time to really get to know myself. From my weaknesses to my strengths, my skills, my flaws etc. In short i invested time to understand the person i am in depth so that i stop making the same mistakes and become the person i desire to be. Sounds easy right? It wasn’t! Self doubt can play tricks on your mind and don’t get me started on picking yourself up when you have had a heavy set back. It takes a toll on you. Be that as may i was determined to make changes in my life. But i didn’t do it all alone. It was God and all the people in my life. I learnt from so many people. All the constructive criticism i got, of which if i can be honest, i wasn’t ready to welcome at the time. I mean some truths really pierce through. Lol! But the criticism and advice certainly served their purposes and they still are, i am still in the process.
Nonetheless i can’t help but be grateful for everything i have learnt and realised and the people that have and keep contributing to my life.I have no doubt in my bone that this year will be equally liberating. My hair feels liberated already.
I don’t know about you but am digging my hair cut. Its not what i usually would do, but i have been wanting to do something totally different from what am accustomed to. I decided to move away from my comfort zone, something i will be doing more of this year as i continue to become the woman i am meant to be and pursue my dreams. This year is all about taking risks, trying news things, going agaisnt all odds and doing everything with a grateful heart. I will keep standing by God’s word in 1 Thessalonians 5:8
In every situation [no matter what the circumstances] be thankful and continually give thanks to God; for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 AMP
In every situation i encounter, i truly believe that there will be a lesson. I am prepared not to lose any battle, i will either win or learn. I am really looking forward to see all the things God is bringing my way and realising my potential, gifts and abilities.
From the Jordan year to the Kobe year. Greatness upon greatness. #mambamentality
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME.