“Life begins at forty…”
If you’re like me, you sigh a little when you hear clichés like that. They do sound over rated sometimes. I mostly felt this was one of those clichés. After all, I had been living. My life had begun the day I was born. Then, I turned forty. I felt the same; it seemed nothing had changed.
Until the morning I woke up and I asked myself, “Who am I?” Not, who people say or think I am.
Why am I doing what I do and why do I desire to do what I desire to do? Am I living in my vision or simply sliding through others’ visions for me? And above all of that, what did God place me here for? Was I living His dream for me?
I spent some time praying and waiting quietly for fresh direction, I wrote down what I heard and had learned and realized that like the last blob of butter in the jar, I had spread myself very thin, trying to be enough for all those slices of bread. Trying to be everything, for everyone, everywhere I found myself. In doing so I had watered down the flavor, albeit slightly.
Yet I knew that at forty, I had turned a new page in the chapter of my life. I knew that all my experiences, all my encounters with God, all my encounters with people had led me to the point I found myself. I wasn’t where I wanted to be, but I definitely wasn’t where I had always been. I was filled with deep gratitude for who I had become and who I was evolving to be.
That’s what this website is about.
The journey has been amazing, the lessons learned, the things I did versus the things I should have done, the achievements, the opportunities; they all led me to this moment… This moment of grace, this very moment.
Everyone reading this is on one side of the ‘fortified’ bridge – you are either before forty or after forty.
If you’re before forty, my prayer is that you learn a thing or two every time you visit this site and that you are continually inspired to live your best life now.
If you are after forty, I am very excited for you, at the journey ahead, at the prospects, at the opportunities you have to live your best life now.
No more excuses, no more what ifs and whys, no more people pleasing. You are not late to the party, NOW is a good time to start afresh. Make it all about God pleasing, about spreading your wings and flying into everything He has predestined for you. Don’t live on your own terms, don’t live to please yourself. No, God is counting on you, don’t hold back. Be the best you can be for Him. Will you ask Him to guide you afresh, today?
“Today is the day you waited for yesterday. Take that first step now, the time is right.” – Uluobi Ogunba