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When Do We “Arrive”, Y’all??

I’m 31 years old now and I’ve gotta say, I definitely feel as if I was sold a dream. I was told all I really needed to do was go to a good college, get my degree, get a good job and boom! Everything would be great for me. All the raindrops and butterflies and all the nice, pretty things I desired would be within my grasp and life would be peaches and cream… Yeah, things sooo didn’t go that way for me and I’m willing to bet that it didn’t go that way for many of you either. I had it all figured out, after college, I would get a job, a nice car, good husband, nice house and eventually a couple of kids. I thought FOR SURE by the time I made it to 30, my life would be pretty much perfect! And yet, here I am 31, single, working a job that isn’t ideal, mother to 2 kids… I sometimes wonder why life has to be so complicated. Why does it have to include so many roadblocks and detours, but I guess that’s the beauty of it all. If things were always perfect, if we always knew how things would work out, life wouldn’t be as exciting. Now, I will say that it gets frustrating at times, BUT when you know that God has your back, it makes it all worthwhile. So, if you’re in your 20’s, your 30’s, or whatever age you are and you feel you’re behind in life, remember that your story is YOURS and no matter how many roadblocks or setbacks you’ve encountered, God WILL still use EVERYTHING for your good. Keep your head up! 😉

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