Keeping Hope During Your 20somethings

20-somethings are such an interesting part of our lives. It’s like we’re trying to find ourselves and figure out life, but we often have moments of uncertainty. It’s like we’re old enough to be making smart decisions, but young enough to find ourselves in the the most irrational situations. Sza, a neo-soul singer and song writer for those of you unfamiliar with her, just drop her debut studio album Ctrl. I must say this album is phenomenal, and it has been getting my whole entire life together lol. But in the last song on this album, entitled “20 Something” Sza sings in the pre chorus: 
“How could it be?
20 something, all alone still
Not a thing in my name
Ain’t got nothing, running from love
Only know fear
That’s me, Ms. 20 Something
Ain’t got nothing, running from love
Wish you were here”
And then in the chorus she continues to sing

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“Stuck in them 20 somethings, stuck in them 20 somethings
Good luck on them 20 somethings, good luck on them 20 somethings 
But God bless these 20 somethings
God bless, oh God bless, oh God bless, oh God bless, oh
Hoping my 20 somethings won’t end
Hoping to keep the rest of my friends
Praying the 20 somethings don’t kill me, don’t kill me”

The first moment I heard this song I thought how beautiful and relatable is was. I played it on repeat for about 3 hours just in the feels. Thinking thank God it’s not just me. Thank God Im not the only one clueless. Stuck in this comfortable, but uncomfortable place. Excited still because I am a recent college grad, but not quite content with my current situation. I thought about all the things I want to accomplish and achieve right now. And it’s frustrating sometimes. Trying to figure out what I need to do next. What is it that God intends for me to do? Do I apply for this job? Do I start my own business I’ve been talking about for years? Should I go to grad school? How do I get my finances in order? Should I stay or should I go? Can I just move across the country on my own? Can I volunteer in another country? Will I ever find love? Does God have a soul mate for me? Just questions, on top of questions, on top of questions, Im trying to figure out. That I know you all can relate too. Feeling like I’m working so hard, but it’s not quite enough. Feeling tired and drained from trying to achieve the recourses needed for me to be successful. Then I sat and thought about my post from last monthScreen Shot 2017-06-20 at 1.15.21 PM.pngSurviving The Comfortless of Situations.” In that post I talked about how it’s okay to use the necessary recourses, but we must remember our Lord God is the number one source. Isaiah 40:31 reads “but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” You see in Isaiah chapter 40 are messages of comfort, preparing the people for God’s arrival. I can’t say it enough, that all you have to do is try your hardest to do right by God and he will show up (arrive) in your life. God will bless you, so that you have the ability to bless others. Things may be hard now. These may be trying times, but God is a On Time God. HE WILL COME THROUGH. Listen and God will direct you. And I can admit listening to God is not the easiest thing to do. Sometimes we have some distractions and unnecessary noise in our lives that alter our ability to hear. Get rid of some of that unnecessary noise in your life and focus on God. And I know still even after that our 20 somethings, and even throughout the rest of lives, we may find ourselves in some complex situations. But God will provide and he will see us through. Nothing we go through is unnecessary. There is a blessing in every lesson. My biggest advice to myself and anyone else struggling right now in their 20 somethings is to make a vision board. I’ll be posting a vision board demonstration video on here soon for anyone who needs more understanding or direction on vision boards. Habakkuk 2:2-3 reads “And then GOD vb.jpganswered Write this. Write what you see. Write it out in big block letters so that it can be read on the run. This vision message is a witness pointing to what’s coming. It aches for the coming it can hardly wait! And it doesn’t lie. If it seems slow in coming, wait. It’s on its way. It will come right on time.” Take a moment to write out your goals and aspirations. Create a vision board where you can visibly see it, everyday. Continue to work hard, and most importantly have faith. Stay optimistic and trust God. Your test will turn into a testimony. This will all make sense one day and God will see you through. Thank you for reading I hope this was of use to you. -RAD

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