I really don’t know what people say when they write birthday speeches. This is not a birthday speech anyway. It’s the expression of what my reality is, at this time in my life’s journey.
20 years ago, I was an eager, impressionable young woman excited to be finally out of the “teen” label. I had hopes, expectations and big dreams for my future.
10 years later today, I’m a grown woman with a baggage of experiences. The good, the bad, the ugly, the incredible and the downright supernatural. I’m a 30 year old woman who has gone through life in different phases and at this time, I have come to a full circle.
I have come to that place where I know who and what I am. I know what my mission and purpose in life is. I know why I was born and what I was born to do and become.
I know my worth and my value in this life, and most of all, I know God in the most incredible way. My life had been a rollercoaster with me struggling so hard to fit in into a world that God has called me to live above. But I’m grateful to him because when I hit rock bottom, he was right there to pick me up.
So here I am, living my life for the lord, blessed beyond measure, fulfilling my purpose and calling and serving his children.
All that I am, he made me. All that I own, he gave me. All that I know, he taught me. He is my identity, my life source, my everything.
So, at 30 today, I’m still excited and full of eager expectations because I know his plans for me keep getting bigger and better. This is a landmark year for me. It’s the beginning of a whole new season. My success is not determined by gold and earthly riches, my success is measured by my submission to his purpose and the fulfillment of that purpose.
This new season, I look forward to changing lives, populating the kingdom of God, preaching the gospel like never before, reaching out to the ends of the earth with the message of reconciliation, loving people like Jesus did, being a blessing to this generation and most of all, submitting totally to the will of my father and Lord.
So yeah! I’m 30 and going strong. A whole new door has been opened, and I’m going in at full throttle.
If you’re reading this, I’m grateful to you for being a part of my story. And I look forward to changing the world together, with you!