It’s funny. You reflect on past birthdays, especially when you were younger, and there was something so magical about them and exciting,
Don’t get me wrong, birthdays are still great. But as you get older they are just well, different. The magic of them kind of goes away.
But with that said, there’s something to be said for getting older. It’s my hearts prayer that each year I get older is one more year that I’ve grown and I’m being shaped and molded into the person that God would have me to be. Although, I truly don’t think he’s ever done with that process.
Tomorrow, my birthday, I will be spending the afternoon helping feed the homeless in downtown Orlando with people from the college and career group at the church. I honestly cannot think of anything better I could be doing. I truly have been blessed with 27 wonderful years of life and I’m so fortunate. And if I can give back in some small way, then I’m all for it.
There will be a little bit of fun to be had Saturday night as the college and career are also going to be going to play putt-putt golf.
I sincerely hope that my 27th year will be one of God calling me to new places and heights. Stepping out of my comfort zone a little more. Serving him and serving others and doing him proud. I just want to love God, love people, and love well.
And if I can do all that, then I say 27 will be a success.
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
I would hope that when I look back on my life that I can look back with great certainty that my purpose was served here on earth. That I loved God with my whole heart, loved people, and loved well. I love blessing others. It's much better to give then to receive. I know that there's an amazing God that loves me and will never leave me nor forsake me. There's alot of peace in that when this world can let us down. He's my constant, the one thing that remains the same in this ever changing life of mine. I look towards the future with great hope and expectancy. With hope that God has an amazing path for me, and just pray that my every step will be guided and directed by him as I walk this journey called life!
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