Friday, October 16, 2009

Getting Older...

It is strange how God calls certain things to your attention...

As I was reading my friend Kelly's post about turning 24, I started thinking...I am getting OLD! I am only 6 months older than her...but in the last year, I have noticed small signs that I am actually getting older.

-I have bought SEVERAL anti-aging/anti-wrinkle products (thanks, brow furrows and crow's feet!)
-I am gaining weight at a rapid rate (thanks, slowing metabolism!)
-I am more concerned with "saving for my future" than buying the "latest thing"
-I am closely watching my 401k (I have a 401k!!!! That should be the first aging sign :) )
-I go to bed by ten pm EVERY NIGHT (weekends included!)!!!
-I can't sleep past 7 am (again, weekends included!)
-I look forward to cleaning my room (oh wait, I have ALWAYS looked forward to that!)

All of the above have caused me some level of concern...but why am I so afraid of getting older? What is so bad about it? When I was young, I couldn't wait to be an adult; now that I am an adult, I want to be young...Just like if you have curly hair then you want straight hair and if you have straight hair then you want curly hair :) I need to stop stressing...and simply focus on the fun things that my future may hold! I shouldn't be as worried as I am...I should just enjoy the moment and not let it pass by.

I was curious what the Bible had to say about my fear of aging...and found the following verse:

Psalms 71: 17-18 Since my youth, O God, you have taught me, and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds. Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your might to all who are to come.

I should stop worrying about growing older and focus on things of more significance. Of course, I need to take care of my appearance, etc...but I have been letting that hinder me...worries over wrinkles, money, etc., have been stumbling blocks for me. They are always in the back of my head, tearing me down and distracting me from other things. I hope that I am not the only one who is this worried over getting older and I hope this post doesn't seem strange :) I just hope that this can be a wake-up call for me so that I can begin to remedy my thought process and not "down" the situation God has put me in, but instead rejoice in it! Getting older will be fun...can't wait for senior citizen discounts! ;)

1 comment:

  1. you are so right kandie!!! we need to embrace our sweet age! :)