Me @ 27

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12/03/13 REFLECTION/UPDATE:

It’s interesting how life changes. I was so sure of so many things at this life juncture (mainly the relationship I was in at the time). As I re-read this post today and reflected on what I thought life was going to be then, all I can say is God knows best and I’m so thankful for that. I’ve now been single for over a year and the prayer I prayed on this, my 27th birthday, I can emphatically say it is being answered, daily. I’m truly learning what it means to walk and live by the power of the Holy Spirit and It. Is. Awesome.

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7/7/2012

Today I turn 27, not only that, but it also marks exactly 2.5years since I started dating the first and last love of my life!

(Long Side note: I don’t know how people give their hearts to more than one person. Love takes a lot of work, man! Some days are great some days are rough, but the commitment it takes to stay with someone and fight through stuff is serious and I don’t believe we were meant to experience this level of sacrifice, attachment, and love with multiple people.

Only when this level of love and commitment is Christ-centered/lead and mutually given will it be lasting…this is a WHOLE post for a different day, but to all you young’ins out there, protect your heart now for a better future…trust me. Proverbs 4:23)

Anyway, back to the point. 26 was a different kind of year. A lot of thinking and evaluating happened. Also more opportunities to speak and teach teens and young girls came about and I began growing at my job (which I absolutely love.) I guess I’d sum up age 26 by saying it was a year of growth, learning, and development.

This year for some reason I’m especially excited about turning a year older. I don’t know if it’s because 7 is my favorite number or because I sense that this year is going to be a life-changer for me. Whatever the case, I am grateful to have made it this far, so far.

27 and beyond, for me, is all about purpose, intention, and pleasing God. I don’t want to do things for no reason and I want to be a good steward of the life and time God has given me here on earth.

Even with my birthday party today, I decided to take donations to benefit Promise House, an organization that serves at-risk and homeless teens in Dallas.

The guest list was also strategic. Every person will be there for some reason whether it be them needing to see you can have fun without sinning (getting drunk, going to the club, etc.), or they need a breather from a stressful life, or they need to feel loved and accepted, or they are special to me and I want them to know it!

All this to say, it’s time out for living aimlessly doing whatever “feels good” or “feels right.” I want to live by the power of the Holy Spirit.

What that means, I’m not fully sure yet, but I do know it will change my daily walk, it’ll change what I listen to, how I interact with people. I no longer want to suppress the Holy Spirit inside of me so that I’m “low-key.” Wherever God leads me and whatever He tells me to do, it’s game on…even if I have to say some things that aren’t so popular.

So I’ll end it here, don’t have much else to say other then I love God, love my family, love my boyfriend, love my friends, love you strangers who may read this post and I’m thankful to be alive to see 27.

Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

Let’s get to it peeps!

Click the Titles Below to Checkout My Previous Birthday Blogs:

Me @ 26

Me @ 25

Me @ 24

Me @ 23

Me @ 22

2 Comments
  • beej5824
    July 8, 2012

    Love this. Kandis you are seriously one of my favorite people. :-) Happy Happy Birthday! it IS going to be a GREAT and Life Changing year for you! xoxo

  • mpwatkins
    July 8, 2012

    Happy belated birthday lil sis! As always, I’m excited to see how you allow the Spirit of the Lord to lead and use you in the coming year.

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