Wednesday, December 12, 2007

What's age got to do with it?

I turned 40 yesterday. Why does my mind want to play that game of convincing myself that I am now old and somehow a different person just because my age changed from 39 to 40? I am the same person I was yesterday. It is really just another day that God has blessed me with. I have the same opportunity today as I did yesterday to love God and others; to serve him, obey him, and follow him; to be his disciple. I was not promised tomorrow 20 years ago and I am still not promised tomorrow today. So I press on with confidence, passion, and a not-so-youthful zeal remembering that this is the day the Lord has made and I will rejoice and be glad in it. Besides, I keep hearing that 40 is the new 30.

Thank you for enduring my little “pep talk”. I need to stop writing now and catch my breath.


ThirstyDavid said...

Forty is certainly not old. I don't even consider it middle-aged. But it's definitely a marker of which people seem to take notice. When people used to ask my age, and I said, "thirty-nine," the common reply was, "Oh, you're still young, then." When the answer was "forty," they just said, "Oh ...," as though I had been diagnosed with something dreadful.

Anita Hensley said...

Happy Birthday! i am so glad that you are finally a "real man!!" 40 is the beginning of wisdom but now... 50- fifty is something else! but i still have a few fourty years left and plan to enjoy them to the fullest! congrats!!