Life is a Fast Lane (Phote Credit: Marthaorlando.blogspot)

Happy Birthday to me!!!! Thanks God for all the borrowed years.

Out of the blue and sentiments of celebrating my natal day, alone in a foreign land, I felt a sudden dread and disbelief. I am 38 now. Where have all the years gone? Is this a sweetdream? or Is this a nightmare? No, this is reality. Two years from now, I’ll be 40. As I contemplate on the figures, It is as if a time bomb was set, and the countdown starts now.

I realized that the years I’ve lived could be more that the remaining years that I will still count. Time flies so fast. It seems like yesterday, when I outgrow those fairytales and learned that knight in shining armour and super heroes are not for real. Life is tough and you only have yourself to live it right.

Where was I? Where exactly am I right now?Where am I heading? The only sure answer is that from birth all are heading to his grave. I suddenly lost tract. Did I screwed up and wasted the precious years of youth? Or Am I prepared to age gracefully?  This is the first time I felt that there’s not much time left to do all the things I wanted to do.

Saddened by the thought that I have lived almost half of my life and yet, there’s still so much left undone. Not much accomplishments, and there’s more left to be desired. This only goes to show that I am far from over with my race to life. I am just not sure if there’s still ample time left.

In life we are in a fast lane. If we don’t speed up we’ll get bumped behind. If we are slow we’ll be over taken from side to side. But reckless imprudence will put us in danger zone. That’s why we still need to observe the rules.

Therefore, we got to move at a steady well calculated phase. Eyes on the road and avoid distractions.  There were times when we  made wrong turns.  It is good that God allowed U-turns. And most of all when we reached a dead end, our tutor is always present during driving lessons, let Jesus take the steering wheel.  He’ll bring us back to the right lane.

I have been to many dead ends, I have been lost more than a dozen times as I race with life. I never get to see the finish line yet, but I always managed to find the starting point to begin all over again.

Life offers infinite possibilities and second chances. All we need is to choose our path and ride on. The chances we missed today is gone forever and what life brings tomorrow is now or never. So grab the opportunity while it is available. Who knows we might hit it this time. It is never to late to live life as long as we are alive.