I used to think I was invincible. I would always get good checkups at the doctor, I could eat whatever I wanted, and I rarely got sick or hurt. But something happens as you get older. The doctors find more things wrong with you, you gain weight faster, and you’re always aching (even when you didn’t do anything), and sicknesses are more common.
Today, I turn 32. I realized something today: I’m either already in or inching closer to the last half of my life. No, I’m not having a midlife crisis, but I am starting to understand the severity of God’s blessings. Although I understand that our ultimate goal is not about our life here on earth, I do understand that our time here on earth is precious. The time we get to spend with our spouses, children, parents, grandparents, friends, and church family is so precious, yet so short. We are not invincible and we won’t live forever. We should enjoy these blessings and thank God for them daily…before it’s too late.
Which brings me to something else I realized today: Although, I may be entering into the last half of my life (if not yet, then soon), I have also lived double and triple the life than others have lived. Unfortunately, there are some who never made it to 32. Some don’t make it to 20. Some don’t make it to 10. And sadly, some don’t make it days. Every day we are blessed with on earth is a gift from God. We should be thankful for the opportunity to live today. We should be thankful for the opportunity to let our light shine today.
Thirty-two is not old…but 32 also isn’t young. No matter where you are in life and how many trips you’ve had around the sun, enjoy life today. One day those trips around the sun will stop and we will have to answer for the years we’ve spent here. We are not invincible, but we can be made incorruptible. Only when we live for God will we be given life for all eternity. All our trips around the sun are getting us ready for eternity with the Son. Use your years wisely!