Thursday, April 21, 2011

I hope growing up is a lifetime assignment...


I have been beyond the teenage years for three days and I still feel hopelessly slow-witted and immature.
Wasn't there supposed to be some magic positive advancement in my knowledge and conduct?

Seriously...I didn't expect it, but it would have been welcome. :-)

I'm not sure if I ever thought about who I would be at 20. If I had I would have hoped to be a much better Christian in my role as a daughter, sister, friend, witness, writer, and in every action I did. I also probably would have seen myself as published... All because once upon a time 20 seemed so old!

It's not.

And I'm thankful that it's not the deadline for change and growing up.
I still need a lot more time.

God is good...always.
He has all the threads of my life under control and He is there helping and teaching me to grow up. That's going to mean things I don't like, but I want to learn to love them, because they are from Him.

Thank you for reading,
Miss Pickwickian

4 comments:

May Amelia said...

You are not alone. I'm 18 and feel like I'm still 8. ;)
Happy {Belated} Birthday!!

Miss Eyebright said...

I know exactly how you feel! I'm twenty and I just feel so young and immature sometimes. It's hard being mature enough to know what maturity is, but not feeling like you meet it! :)

Thanks for sharing!

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

That made me laugh. I agree - I think it's just a work in progress. I always wonder when I'm going to be the dependable, knowledgeable one people ask for help the way I do my mom. I also keep wondering when I'm going to feel like a grown up, ha ha! At 63 my mom says she still feels young in mind so maybe we never get that feeling.

I did think I wished I'd have started something great sooner...but wishing things for the past doesn't do any good so I'm just working towards making my tomorrows count.

A very happy (belated) birthday to you!

Edith F. said...

I'm about your age and I can definitely relate! But keep in mind that all the positive things left from your childhood/teenage years also carry through. They make adulthood more well-rounded, I think. : )

~Edith