Happy Birthday Reflection

Happy Birthday (to Me)!

On April 30th, I turned 48. This seems impossible to me and I am hoping somehow I have miscalculated and because of some time warp, I might still be in my 30’s. (If only implausible movie plots could take place in real life!)

Seriously though, birthdays are a great time to reflect on our lives. What is God’s best for us? What things has God done in the past year? What are we looking forward to in the next year? How have we done on our goals? What things do we want to change for the next year of our lives?

Here is a good question: “What can I do to make the most significant difference for God with the rest of my life?”

Or how about this…
“What one change in my life would be most pleasing to God?”

One thing I have found is that if I am not intentional, things won’t just “change.”

If I think I would like to clean out my closets and drawers, but don’t actually plan a specific time to do it and write it down, let’s face it, it won’t get done (at least, not at my house). If I don’t start at the beginning of a year with a one year Bible and decide I will read through it that year, (and have the Bible already purchased by January 1), it is not going to happen.

I want to take this time to encourage you to take time on your Birthday—or any day—to reflect and re-focus on God’s best for you. Plan to ask yourself a few good questions!

Would anyone like to share a question or two you ask yourself each year?


Author: Thora Anderson

Pastor, wife, daughter, sister, friend, Recovering worrier, Thinker, Mother of two teenagers. I've been in ministry for over 30 years and count that as huge success.

2 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Reflection”

  1. What can I do this year to bring me closer to the Father? To make me more like Jesus?

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