Friday, January 24, 2014

Under Pressure.



PRESSURE. This would be the perfect moment to cue that old school Queen song, but don't worry I won't [haha].

If you haven't noticed, pressure is all around us.

Pressure to get married in your 20's or 30's [depending on what group you are talking to].
Pressure to purchase your first home by the time you're 30 or in your 30's.
Pressure to have your career take off in your late 20's into your early 30's. 
Pressure to complete your bachelor degree by the time you are in your early 20's. 
Pressure to complete your master's degree by the time you hit 30.
Pressure to have your first child [if you're a childless married woman] in your 20's or 30's [again, depending on what group you are talking to].
Pressure to have this & that & that & this to show you are doing well financially. 
Pressure to look/sound/be a certain way [i.e. weight, appearance, etc] to fit in.

Our society is obsessed with trying to streamline everyone's life events by age. In the last couple of months I have read at least 5 articles that started off with a number, followed by things you need to accomplish in your [20's, 30's, 40's, & 50's]. Really though? What happened to just living without restraints and timelines?

The pressure can be intense and at times unbearable [yes, IF we allow it to get to us, but let's be real--whether we allow it or not, it has crossed our minds more than once]. The truth of the matter is that there is no model timeline to what every life should look like. Despite what timeline society wants to dictate to us, every individual has the right to live life according to God's timeline for their life. Not everyone will get hitched in their 20's or 30's, not everyone will purchase their first home in their 30's, not everyone will have their first child in their 20's or 30's...I can go on and on.

It is time we march to the beat of our own drum--the drum God has specifically put in our path. No need to get our beat to sound like everyone else's--let's be unique.

The point is...Let's LIVE {Y}OUR LIFE at the pace and timeline God has intricately designed for YOU/us.


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  1. Pressure never stops....one must stop the pressure and live life at one's pace as we set our goals at any age. Loved this post! It hit home!

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