I heard someone say that his best days were during his high school years. Not for me. My high school years could be described as “awkward” at best. But this exercise created a series of questions in my mind: what were my best days and why? Could they have been my college years, or my early 20’s or the productive 30’s? They all had highlights and yet I couldn’t decide even on a decade. I have struggled with answering that question until I realized that I deeply believe that my best days are still to come.
I don’t know about you, but if I allow myself to think that the best life has to offer is already past, I would have a very tough time carrying on the status quo. As part of my Christian faith, I know that my days are ordained and redeemed by God. I also know that I’m made for a purpose that’s much bigger than me.
I’m not done. There’s so much room to grow and learn and create and accomplish. I don’t think this is unbridled optimism on my part, but a worldview that keeps me growing and reaching forward in order to fulfill what I believe God has in store for me.
What about you? Do you really see your future with optimism?