Go Get It
As I creep closer to the big 3-0, I’m beginning to wonder if a quarter life crisis is a real thing. I’m very familiar with the idea of hitting 50 and feeling like life has passed you by and rushing to do all those things you had put off to later. What happens when you hit this pivotal moment but nearly two decades earlier than expected?
Confession: I’m 27 and have no clue what I’m doing.
Depending on the day, I’m on the verge of a major panic attack when I begin to reflect on where I am, where I want to be, and how I plan to get there. To be honest, sometimes I feel downright defeated. It’s like life needed a crash dummy and for whatever reason, I volunteered myself as tribute. Yesterday was one of those days for me. It seemed like nothing was going right and the universe was reminding me that I don’t have things figured out like I thought I did.
It was like the little voice in the back of my head had been amplified and was shouting that I wasn’t worth it and my dreams weren’t achievable.
For a moment, I listened. I internalized these feelings and gave myself a severe mental and spiritual beating that left me in a slump for the remainder for the day.
I’m a firm believer that God always reminds you of His presence when you’re feeling doubtful. Today this reminder came in the form of Pandora when it started playing Donald Lawrence’s Blessing of Abraham. I’ve heard the song countless times but today it sounded different and resonated at a different level. Essentially, I heard God reminding me of His promise for my life which is to be big and bold.
Unlike worldly inheritances that depend on other people, God set one up for you that doesn’t fail. The inheritance that He has for you is for you and it isn’t shared with a sibling or inheritance. You don’t need a lawyer to claim it or someone else to sign off on it because that’s already done once you decide to depend on your faith. The sooner we make up our mind to know that God placed certain inheritances in our lives, the sooner we will stop being upset about the blessings of others. The sooner we learn to walk in our season of struggle realizing that it is also the season of set up…the sooner we will see the fruit of our labors.
Like the song said, get your inheritance. That idea that has been in the back of your brain for months: do it. That book that has been on the tip of your tongue for years: write it. That job you’ve been eyeing for days: apply for it. The sooner you stake claim over what is for you…the sooner God will release it into your ownership.
This is your daily reminder not to be troubled by where you are in life. Sometimes we go through seasons of confusion and frustration as a reminder that we aren’t in control. Sometimes the confusion and frustration is the water helping you grow through the storms. Allow yourself to embrace exactly where you are on your journey knowing that you won’t reach your destination a minute too late or soon.