3 months from yesterday is my 40th birthday! I have been thinking about it A LOT over the last couple of months.
Have I accomplished what I thought that I would by the time I am 40? What do I still want to do over the next 90 days? Do I have my priorities in order? Am I saying “Yes” to too much and “No” to the wrong things?
I just finished a great book by Jen Hatmaker called “Fierce free and full of fire, the guide to being glorious you.” It was a book that made me start thinking if I am using my gifts from God in the correct ways. Not just the “right” ways for God, but also for myself.
At the very end of the book she charges her reader to create a Manifesto! A manifesto of twelve statements, that encompass the five categories that have been gone over in the book. This is who I am, This is what I need, This is what I want, This is what I believe and this is How I connect. This seems like something that I need to put together for my birthday. Asking myself all those I questions and getting some deep answers to them.
I know this, I am super proud of who I am. I mess up, I mess up ALL THE TIME. My heart is good and pure though. It is full and giving, it feels pain and love in very overwhelming ways. I have worked hard for the first 40 years of my life, but now it is time to think about how I want to start the next 40 years!