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Life begins at 40? not for me...

Essay By: Maria Linda
Religion and spirituality



I wrote this one during my birthday. Just want to share with readers out there who are still trying to find the meaning of life. I already found it and i'm sharing the secret [(which is not so secret after all:)]


Submitted:Oct 23, 2012    Reads: 189    Comments: 9    Likes: 4   


We would often hear this cliche that life begins at forty-especially women and I don't know if this is just to console one's self of the dreaded thought about getting older and aging soon, lol!

Well, I myself once used this apparently consoling thought the day my age turned to what they say "out of the calendar days". And yet, looking back now-I realize that this cliche is not really something to be positive about but rather a sad thought, considering that if this would be, then there would be a lot of people who won't even have a life as not all of us would have reached 40!

But when do we really begin to live?and I mean really live. Should we really wait until we are forty? Do we have to waste 39 years of our lives first before getting a life?

As I turn 37 today- a realization came to me-that life doesn't begin at forty at all. In fact, you may even have reached a hundred years old and die without actually having had a life. This i discovered-that life can begin any point in time of our life at just one particular moment-this moment can be on your younger or older years or not at all-depending on your decision. I thank God for giving me life and I mean real life even before I reached forty. Now, I don't really have to fret and worry about getting older...though my family and friends seemed to be the ones worried for me being still single at my age, lol! But of course I'm not discounting the thought of having my own family, it's just that I do know God has great plans for me and I just have to be still while He is working on it. After all, life's essence is not in having a husband/wife, nor kids, nor boyfriend/girlfriend. In fact, they can even take the life out of you at times.

It is often said that life is too short, so live it to the fullest. How can we do that? Only one way- that's Jesus.

Now don't just close this page and forget all about what you read. I know deep within your heart there's a longing that you just couldn't explain and you're already tired of finding answers through relationships after relationships, gimmicks, and other pleasure-seeking trips. Truth is-you may have the hottest partner in town, the most expensive car, the latest gadget one could have, watch the most entertaining movies in the world, achieve the most prestigious reward in your workplace, get the highest position in the company...and yet still feel wasted and empty.

You don't want to continue existing like this do you? I urge you...make that decision now. There is real life waiting for you if you just let Christ into your heart. Now is the time. Today is the day. Not someday because someday is not a day of the week. Not tomorrow for who knows if tomorrow will still come for you. Not even later because later may be actually....TOO LATE FOR YOU.

Listen now:" He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son does not have life." 1John 5:12
Life Begins At 40? I Say Life Begins With Jesus.yes




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