25. #HappyBirthday

I’m turning 25 in a little over a month (December 2nd) and I have seriously thought about it all year long. As it gets closer ahhh…I’m overjoyed. I’ve pretty much began the celebration internally long ago. I’m so blessed to be both where I am and where I am not in the spiritual and natural at the age of 25. I cannot put into words how I feel about me. What a perfect age, 25, to finally feel the way that I’m feeling. The feelings and beliefs that I have about me finally reflect how God feels about me. What I’m about to say may make me sound crazy, full of it, or “cool”, but none of those are my intentions, so focus as I attempt to convey…

I love me so much *tears* and I’m so happy to have gotten to know me over these 25 years. All glory and honor goes to MY Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Jesus, I thank you for showing me what others see about me that is right and also showing all that they see that is wrong – you separated fact from fiction, helping me refute every argument that sets itself up against the knowledge of God (2 Corinth. 10:5).

You said…

      I am beautiful and there is no flaw in me… – Song of Songs 4:7
      I am wonderfully made… – Psalm 139:14
      I am above and not beneath… – Deut. 28:13
    I am blessed in the city and the country… – Deut. 28:1

My heart is full and my cup runneth over. Hallelujah! I praise your name, Jesus for my life — and life more abundantly. I hope and pray people see what you’re doing. There is no way I will walk this earth without praising you and giving you 100% credit for who, what, and why I am. There’s no me without you. You are truly doing a “new thing” Lord (Isaiah 43:18-19). “Doin me” is really “Doin you”.

My family laughs because one of my satirical little phrases I say is “I don’t receive it!” haha. I don’t even have to say it half the time, just make a face and they say it for me lol…so funny. There’s so much truth behind that little saying though. If it’s not what God says, I simply don’t receive it. If you’re not saved and you got something negative to say relating to me (really, even if it is about someone else, it relates to me because we’re brothers and sisters -another topic tho) – there’s a good chance I’ll let you talk, and not receive it ha. A smile never hurt nobody (ya’ll know I’m good at that).

My uncle said (and God pretty much did to):

“Don’t argue with fools because from a distance you can’t tell who is who.”- Fred Halstied

I quickly added it to my ginormous list of favorite quotes. I’m sure you’ve all heard the saying “all that shines/glitters isn’t gold”? Well, same thing…I don’t care if you’re fine, intelligent, famous, rich, whatever…a fool is a fool and I’m not arguing with you. There’s some fine fools walking around too. Don’t you just hate when someone is cute up until… __________________. HA! Feel free to share what you’d fill in the blank.

Anyway, I’ve said enough for the night. It’s past my bedtime. Us 25 year olds need our rest haa. I know it’s not here in the natural quite yet, but trust, it’s here. So…Happy Birthday to me! Yaaay *does happy dance*.

All I really want for my birthday is love and I believe the greatest way you can love is through prayer. Of course there’s no pressure, but If you feel led or would like to show your sister some love, feel free to shoot me an e-mail: naturallybynu@gmail.com.

I would love to list names of people who have especially made me smile and laugh and be thankful for my life, but then I’d really be up all night which is another blessing in itself. Let’s just say, If you think you “made the cut”…you’re thinking right 😉

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