It has become real popular to write about being in your 20’s. These posts typically include some kind of analogy, testimony, talk about the struggles of being 20-something, and ultimately finding freedom in life from whatever you feel is holding you captive. I get it and, honestly, relate to many aspects of posts I read however, I’ll never get around to writing a real, edited, well-organized post about 20-something for various reasons (#1 obvious reason being how could I possibly find true inspiration when I cant afford a $5 cup of black coffee to sip at the local coffee shop while writing? I suppose that my messy living room, robe, unbrushed hair and teeth, and a sense of rush before I head off to one of my p/t jobs will have to suffice. Thanks for sticking with my my obvious inspiration-less, coffee-less dud of a post. Nothing works without coffee.) so I’ll just sum it all up with the conclusion that I consistently arrive at when mulling over this time of life:
Not “having it together” is a common feeling among fellow 20-somethings and ultimately, I pray that I NEVER feel like I “have it together.” If there ever is a day when I feel like everything in my life finally fits together like a puzzle piece is the day that I will not need Jesus and that is a tragedy, my friends. May I always feel a struggle to fit my life’s puzzle together so that I am reminded of my weakness and how much I need JESUS every moment (oops, did I just do a cute analogy?) Jesus brings me through uncertainty, frustration, feelings of FAILURE, outright fear, and even through the despairing, teary eyed afternoon spent trying to find insurance affordable enough for me to pay for out-of-my-own-pocket. (Slipping in that solidarity testimony) I cannot fathom what it must feel like to experience a vague time of life without the certainty of my salvation and a purpose for living. The days where I am plagued by things of this world and I cannot in my weakness hold up against it, may I remember grace.
Grace upon grace. (John 1:16)
I hope my life is always a tad messy with loads of uncertainty in this of this world, opportunities to glorify God, and to acknowledge that the jumbled days are reminders as to why I need Jesus and grace.
Talk about some real freedom. (Hey look, I even got a token “freedom” line)
“And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:9-10