On the 17th of July this year, I turned twenty-six. Wow!
With such a blessing, I wanted to celebrate this year by having a birthday dinner with my best ladies.
Alongside this new age & being on the other side of my twenties, I have realised there are so many life lessons I have learnt. I thought I would share just five of them.
1. Never underestimate your parent’s advice.
I can not remember the number of times my parents have told me I should not be friends with someone or how I should not be doing something, I eventually learnt my lesson. They are always right, but I learned the hard way. In the Bible “Honor your father and mother” is mentioned twice in the Old Testament (Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 5:16) and six times in the New Testament (Matthew 15:4; 19:19; Mark 7:10; 10:19; Luke 18:20; Ephesians 6:2)! Our parents know what is best for us and have more life experiences full stop.
2. Long-distance relationships are possible.
Whether that be with the one person you love, or all the valuable friendships you have had for years and years, with the help of technology we have today, you just need two people that are willing to make it work. I have a few friends that I do not see too often because of well #life. That does not mean we do not communicate as much as those I am able to see more often. Love will always be there.
3. Life is a journey, not a competition.
I always talk about how God has a plan for each and every one of us. Someone else’s success and happiness should not take from my own. I have come to realise that we are all on our own personal journey and there is nothing wrong with celebrating with others whilst still working on your own.
I have also learnt to be inspired by this beautiful world God has created while it is my turn to inspire others, there is no ending line or a single moment that defines success. Life is a journey so continue to enjoy every little step!
4. Only God can.
Until we understand that nothing & no one will satisfy those desires.
5. Who am I to judge?
Every time I even get the urge to judge someone, I try and remember that I do not know what they are going through & I do not know how I would react if I were walking in their shoes. I have discovered that people receive the fieriest trials in their area of calling/purpose. If you have been called to strengthen and build up business people, your own business will probably go through hard times! So do not judge someone who is struggling in an area which you do not struggle in. You are probably being tested elsewhere.
Please feel free to share some of your lessons in the comments!