I’m So Glad I Don’t Look Like What I’ve Been Through – Hello 40!

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Biblically mentioned 146 times, the number forty (40) is symbolic to a period of test and trails.  And my GOD, I am sure that’s why it’s to be said that life gets better after 40!

He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes[a] so that it will be even more fruitful.  John 15:2 

Even as I began counting down to the BIG 4.0 last year, I never imagined that the year would have the peaks and valleys that it did.  I figured having already made the strides that had at that point and having been intentional about the goals that I was setting in every aspect of my life, I really figured that I would prayerfully execute the plan and land at forty having had this (not always easy) wonderful experience to share. Ha!!! But y’all know how God works……….

Maybe I’ve said this before in earlier posts I’m not sure, but I can surely say it today. I’m glad 39 is over as it has been one of the toughest years of my life.  Full of way more change and transition than anyone should have to go through during a single period, yet God chose me.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Jeremiah 29:11

There were many days I had to smile through the tears and trust in God’s promises because that was all I had to hold on to.  Even while celebrating the good, there was this black shadow of negativity that felt like it was getting the best of me.  Days where I couldn’t even believe in myself enough to even look at the to-do list let alone, get things done.  People who I thought would be in my life have shifted and those who I never imagined would be are just a text | call | prayer away.

Changes were/are happening that I know I was/am not ready for but, changes that only God could make.  Yet I’m still here, having been pruned in a ways that I felt were to deep but God knew were too necessary.  Better equipped to walk in my truth and be the best me for the Kingdom.

So here I am, joining the 40/40 club, humbled, blessed and grateful.  Seeing the light at the end of the 30’s tunnel, looking forward to the freedom of the 40’s. I’m So Glad I Don’t Look Like What I’ve Been Through!  

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  1. Lamont jones

    Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Happy two twenties! Lady ✊🏾,I know all is well with you.. stay queen 😍👑

    • Lakisha

      Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 12:18 pm

      Thank you Lamont, Blessings!

  2. Yulunda

    Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 7:23 pm


    I too do not look like what I’ve been through OR what I am presently going through.

    I recently had to remind myself as I was in my bed, in the dark, with tears lapping under my chin that Jesus cannot bear the cross alone. I too have a cross that I must bear.

    God sustains us, provides for us, and as you stated, already knows the plans He has for us!

    He is in TOTAL control and is building THE BEST just for US!

    Let’s cry when we have to with praise in our mouths!

    Remain encouraged!


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