Listening to a Bishop TD Jakes sermon while cleaning the other day, I got some valuable information that resonated with me. Jakes was emphasizing the importance of staying focused on your purpose when he made this statement, "What you slay in your 30s, you eat in your 50s." It made perfect sense. I am aware of the "reap what you sow" saying but for some reason this statement stood out. I applied his words to almost every aspect of my life. I thought about how what I eat now can affect my health down the line, how I groom myself and exercise now can determine my appearance for years to come, how working on my mindset can affect my peace and stress levels when I'm older, how achieving the bulk of my goals now can set me up for success later, and how investing and saving my money during these times can give me the financial stability I desire years from now.
Sometimes we get so caught up in just living, and we don't realize we are making decisions we may carry with us for years to come. Yes all we have is the moment and we mustn't worry about the future; however, preparing for it doesn't hurt us at all. I've seen so many people who bear the results of not so good choices written all over them, and it's certainly not cute. Yes some stuff like not resting, eating unhealthy foods, being wasteful with our funds, and skipping out on exercising seems harmless to do now, but how will that affect us in 20 years?
Let's make sure we get it together today so the results are favorable tomorrow.
- Samjah Iman