Right now, I’m reading the book of Luke in the Bible. I’m really enjoying reading all the miracles that Jesus performed and how he lived his life. It was one filled of righteousness, positivity and faith-obviously so, is this not God’s son we’re talking about? You would think after reading so much of his life, with all of the emphasis focused on the miracles he performed, that I would chose to focus on this as well, but the biggest thing I am taking away from this book is the fact that Jesus waited until the ripe age of 30 to begin his ministry!
For myself, it’s been INCREDIBLY uplifting to read the Word and be reminded that Jesus himself did not come into his purpose until the age of 30! Jesus spent years working alongside his stepfather learning how to be a carpenter-it wasn’t a high-paying/high-profile industry like the military or tax collection. Sometimes we get SO frustrated with where we are that we dig ourselves a ditch of self-pity and lie in it. We fail to recognize that we are not alone and are not the only ones to feel this way.
Within my peer group (early-mid 20s) I am continuously encountering a spirit of helplessness, frustration and overall disenfranchisement with our current stations of life. It seems as though no one is as successful as they would like to be, making as much money as they believe they’re worth, and doing what it is they’d like to be doing. There’s only a few I know of that are actually enjoying their current lives-making the money they want to be making at a job they enjoy while being properly acknowledged and recognized for their efforts.
How premature of myself to run around with the mentality that my life must be figured out and planned prior to my 24-yrs of age. Was it not yesterday that I quit breastfeeding? Even if I’m 30 and am still finding my way, I’ve got to quit discrediting the seemingly menial industries I’m in and the skills I am acquiring-I am building character and experience, both of which are invaluable. Besides, everyone has to pay their dues someway, somehow. Even Jesus 🙂