If I could give a name to this stage of my life and what I've experienced in the first 5 years of my twenties I would literally call it "The Transitioning Twenties". During your twenties there's so much change and learning. One moment everything seems like it's coming together and then there's big changes and big decisions being made that could affect your life for a season or forever. You're also learning how to be responsible or learning areas that your upbringing may have failed to cover, and you're learning how to do for yourself. I think the hardest part about your twenties is the transitioning part. It's the hardest to me because you're transitioning into what I believe is your true and improved self. It's like the adult version of going through adolescence almost. Your emotions are ever changing, what you're interested in is ever changing, who you're interested in is ever changing and you're managing all of that while also trying to walk fully in your purpose or for others, you're trying to figure out what your purpose is.
I've learned that during this stage in life it's so important to first and foremost is to allow yourself grace. Rome wasn't built in a day and your life won't all come together in a day either. With society being so forceful and demanding I realized how hard it is to truly go through this phase in life stress free. I say stress free because along with the stresses that come with being an adult and handling responsibilities we are also stressing on presenting this certain kind of life that has been glorified through the eyes of society and the media. Now I'm not saying that we can't enjoy the finer things in life or that we can't enjoy the life we work so hard to have. What I am saying is leave room to breathe, leave room to make mistakes and when you make mistakes leave room for grace and don't badger or beat yourself up for failed life choices or decisions made. Life is not meant to live in perfection, if it was there would be no such things as life lessons. There would be no wisdom to soak up. As you're transitioning whether you're reading this and you're in your twenties, , teens, fifties, and so on all of these things still hold true simply because you are forever transitioning through different stages and phases of life.
Today I challenge you to show yourself more grace. Allow room for error and don't count yourself out when error happens. Your failures and errors should be a moment of disappointment not a rule out for your future.
My prayer today is that we in-trust God with all things concerning us. I pray that God will grant us the most sound wisdom and knowledge that is needed in our very moment of life and in every decision or choice that we make moving forward.
-Yours Truly, Eb