So is this what the thirties are about? If so, it stinks—totally stinks. I know they say life is what you make it, but this is just ridiculous. I remember a show from way back called thirtysomething. Can they bring that show back? I want to know how they did it—live their lives and got through. It’s like some huge and crazy disconnect in this decade. Oh I remember the twenties—good times, but these thirties seem to have a life of their own that’s just not cooperating with me. And perhaps this is the age group that people forget about. Why is that? Unless you’re married with kids and getting hitched, it’s a pretty boring span of time. Of course, I am only in my mid-thirties. Did I just admit that in writing? Oh well, it’s true. Soon I’ll be halfway to forty, and that’s just plain wrong.

Something for me to consider is that life really is what you choose to do with it. Passivity will yield continually to the same old insane results, but forward movement ensures production, maturity, and growth. I could have a pity party, but that solves nothing. I need resolution. So here it is…I resolve to live with purpose, meaning, and most of all—passion. I resolve to simply ‘be.’ I resolve to live, move, and have my being in the One. I resolve to listen for the Voice of the Shepherd and deny power to the voice of the evil one who seeks to steal, kill, and destroy. So can you. We were made for so much more the mere mundane, lifeless living. Let’s allow our lives show the glory of the One in whatever way seems best to Him. Let us hold on to the confession of our faith without wavering and without faltering. He who called is ever faithful, just, and true. Beloved, you were made for Him and He loves you and desires intimate relationship with you.

So there is 30. It’s not about the number—it never was and never will be. It’s about what I do with the years I have been granted. I want to have something to show for them when my life is done and I have gone to be with the One. To the King and to His Kingdom.


3 thoughts on “30

  1. hello marvs,
    it seems to me that you are using one of the talents that God has given you: your pen.
    for many months you have served as an inspiratioin and an annointing of fresh inspiration to my life, and I am sure many others will be blessed with your reflections of the Spirit and of God´s word. ultimately, i´ve been thinking and planning how to live my life accordingly with my pourpose: i know i am called to serve and to bless whoever is around me in so many different ways. that has not changed and in a way, your writting about 30´s reminded me of that. blessings to you my sister. miss ya much and i continue to pray for you.
    in him, gabriel.

  2. from my sister-in-love…..

    Thanks for letting me know about your blog. Already read through your initial entries….thought provoking at very least! I love to hear your heart through song and word. You have the ability to express in words and music what many feel but cannot describe. You give voice to these people. In a way, “YOUR” gift is not about you at all, but about how God flows through you and manifests His truth everywhere.

    Thanks for sharing. I am in the midst of learning to live in a bold and selfless manner; willing to lay down my gifts, pride and everything else at the Cross and for His glory alone. How selfish was I that I felt I did not need to use the gifts He has given me? How empty was I that I had nothing to share. I want Him to fill me daily…constantly….every second of every minute. And then, I may turn 40 and not even notice!

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