Today was my last official day being 22 years old. Usually when it becomes my birthday I don’t think too much about it and I don’t care too much but this birthday is different. I spent most of my day reflecting and thinking back to all that has happened in this past year and season of my life and I couldn’t be anymore thankful.

God has really been molding me in various aspects of my life this past season. Humbling me in ministry, making me aware of my strengths and weaknesses in my relationships with friends and family, challenging me as a student and ultimately allowing myself to climb the mountains to get closer to God.

Ages 19-21 were times of extreme “ups” in my life. Honestly I can’t think of too many battles or hardships in those years, but 22 was a time of true shaping. A time that I have been needing to come back to my roots and turn my eyes on the Father in all circumstances.

My hope in 2016 was to fall in love with God again and that is something I can confidently say I have accomplished. I have learned what it means to love God with all my heart. I have also learned that loving God is not easy but what it takes to do so.

Age 22 is a year and season of my life that I don’t think I will ever forget. I was able to be the brick of clay and allowed God to be the potter. I believe the sculpting, molding and refining God has done in my life this past year has played a huge role in shaping who I am and who I will be.

I’m thankful God has given me the opportunity today to look back at His goodness and grace that has been so evident and relentless in my life. In conclusion the only thing that remains in my heart is thankfulness. Thankfulness towards God and all the loving people Be has placed beside me in this season. I can’t wait to see what more God is going to do in and through my life. Goodbye 22 hello 23.

I saw God today.

Did you?

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