Growing up…

When I was 11/12 years old I, along with 4 girls, wrote, produced and directed a musical for elementary school aged children. I’ve long forgotten the name of the girl who supervised us and coordinated the tour (yep, I got to go on tour. I still remember signing autographs…how funny was that?). Anyway, I do remember when she said to us “I realised I was an adult when I started going out for coffee with my friends.”


I often wonder when I will feel like an adult, when I would feel as if I was grown up. I thought it would be when I moved away to university. Then I thought it would be when I got my first job outside of post grad. Or maybe when I moved into my own flat…then I realised that I don’t think I will ever feel grown up. There are too many lessons to be learned, experiences to have to really feel grown up. Beside, CS Lewis once said “If I discover within myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world”. I think that applies to growing up. This world isn’t all that we have to think about. It’s not about what I accomplish on this side of eternity but what I’m building for the next. 

My heart isn’t for this world; so nothing will satisfy it completely here…

However, there are still lessons to be learned and this week has been one of those weeks where I have thought about the lessons I have learned and the truths that I know…and then remind myself there is grace…

God is my only complete source of comfort. 

I am going to make mistakes and be selfish…but so will other people. So, we can all get over ourselves and remember we’re not the centre of the world.

Which reminds me…it’s not always about me. Have you thought about why that person reacted that way to you? Maybe they’re going through something? Have you considered the person was rude because maybe they are having a really bad day? It’s not about you, or me for that manner…

When I stop looking inwards and look outwards instead life is just better. It’s more fulfilling and a lot less stress…

I guess what I keep being reminded is that it’s not about me.

I have a wonderful, amazing, overwhelmingly good Heavenly Father who cares about me and has a plan for my life; one that is good and filled with hope…

So, my responsibility is to love Him and love others…and not worry so much about how things will turn out…





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