So is this what the thirties are about? If so, it stinks—totally stinks. I know they say life is what you make it, but this is just ridiculous. I remember a show from way back called thirtysomething. Can they bring that show back? I want to know how they did it—live their lives and got through. It’s like some huge and crazy disconnect in this decade. Oh I remember the twenties—good times, but these thirties seem to have a life of their own that’s just not cooperating with me. And perhaps this is the age group that people forget about. Why is that? Unless you’re married with kids and getting hitched, it’s a pretty boring span of time. Of course, I am only in my mid-thirties. Did I just admit that in writing? Oh well, it’s true. Soon I’ll be halfway to forty, and that’s just plain wrong.
Something for me to consider is that life really is what you choose to do with it. Passivity will yield continually to the same old insane results, but forward movement ensures production, maturity, and growth. I could have a pity party, but that solves nothing. I need resolution. So here it is…I resolve to live with purpose, meaning, and most of all—passion. I resolve to simply ‘be.’ I resolve to live, move, and have my being in the One. I resolve to listen for the Voice of the Shepherd and deny power to the voice of the evil one who seeks to steal, kill, and destroy. So can you. We were made for so much more the mere mundane, lifeless living. Let’s allow our lives show the glory of the One in whatever way seems best to Him. Let us hold on to the confession of our faith without wavering and without faltering. He who called is ever faithful, just, and true. Beloved, you were made for Him and He loves you and desires intimate relationship with you.
So there is 30. It’s not about the number—it never was and never will be. It’s about what I do with the years I have been granted. I want to have something to show for them when my life is done and I have gone to be with the One. To the King and to His Kingdom.