Here’s one blog post that doesn’t require days of tweaking. Today is my birthday! God has allowed me to see 25 this day, and I could not be more grateful.
This year and much to my best friend’s annoyance(that’s an understatement for an island woman), I didn’t know what I wanted for my birthday. At the very moment I have everything that I need: air in my lungs, transportation, a job, a few close friends, people rooting for me, and a God that loves me. While I have little to no physical requests at this time, I do have a few requests for the Most High.
Spiritual Growth I don’t want this to ever stop. There is so much more I don’t know. There is so much that I do know that I have only scratched the surface of. As I continue to age I wish to further my knowledge of the Bible and anything else that makes it seem clearer or expands further into God’s word.
Significant Other I love the bachelor life; I’ve accomplished more than enough. While I am in no rush to get hitched up, one day I do want to have someone not just to hold hands with and lay next to, but someone who can help me grow as a human being. If I have to wait a couple more years to meet such a person, then I will happily wait. I tell all of you who are constantly jumping from one relationship to the next, there is nothing wrong with being on your own.
More years I desire to live a long life. It would be amazing if I could live to be in my hundreds. Reading through scripture it is remarkable how long one could last upon the Earth. Then again I don’t wish to see 969 like the Bible says Methuselah did, because I might not look as dashing as I do now, and I would hate to see how messed up the world is if Christ hasn’t come back by then. No, if I live to see my nineties I will be just fine.
Wisdom However clichéd that ol’ saying may seem, knowledge and good judgement truly do come with age. I can honestly say that I am different than the 20-year-old I once was, who I wish I could slap in the back of the head. To make a long story short, love and grief were two of my best buddies that year. But with some growing up and prayer it all get better. I can now say that I love myself first, and if I’m ever feeling low that all I have to do is get down on my knees and pray. At this point in my life I feel like I’ve made a few poor choices, but all I can do is learn from it and not throw myself into my own internal damnation.
“Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great?” -2 Chronicles 1:10
To Always Find Work That one summer I wasn’t employed was a real bummer for me, because I like being able to pay for stuff myself as well as make money by my own sweat. I pray that there is always a job out there for me.
Good Health I pray for this all the time. I pray that disease never ever touches me and that I don’t decrease in health by welcoming any unnecessary substances into my body. The gym, however how much it kicks my butt, is always going to be a home away from home for me. May these muscle gainers I take make me heavier, because 118 pounds at 25 probably makes certain women jealous. I predict that it is going to take a good woman who can cook to puff me up. If you can do that and cook as good or equally to my mother, then I will gladly give you my name.
Hopefully everything I ask of my God is appropriate. All of these things I expect not over night, because God is not one to rush anything. I encourage all of you, the next time your cake day comes around, think deeper about what you truly want. As a former professor of mine likes to say, “Be well. Be groovy, and have a nice day.”
The King James study Bible: King James Version. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1995. Print.