As I turn 33 this December 24th, I have been doing some reflection on the number 33 and have also done some research on the number. I am aware Jesus died and rose from the dead at the age 33.
From my reflection, I also discovered 2018 will be my 20th year in Canada and also the year I publish the second book the Lord placed in my heart that is focused on PURPOSE.
I thought to myself, what are the odds of me turning 33 right before my 20th year in Canada. I know for a fact my parents definitely didn’t think this far when they brought me and my siblings to Canada from Nigeria back in 1998. You may call this a coincidence, but I call this evidence of God’s hand in my life.
I believe I am walking right into a very important chapter in my story that will bring great glory to God.
Looking back the last 20 years, my life can be compared to an action movie, It is possible to go through the fire and not smell like smoke. No one can tell me God isn’t real when I reflect on my story! From my research, turning 33 is known as the “Jesus year’’. It is a year people apparently take life a lot more seriously. It is a reminder for many it’s time to wake up to existence.
According to a Professor named Mitchell, the Jesus Year phenomenon demonstrates how so-called emerging adults are trying to connect their own experience to something transcendental and more profound than mundane daily life. “They are trying to anchor themselves in something bigger than themselves.
For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.- Colossians 1:16
I believe that the something bigger Professor Mitchell speaks about is everyone need for Jesus. We were made by Him and for Him, until we realize that our lives will never make sense. As we cross over to a new year, I believe it’s time to take our walk with Jesus very seriously. We’ve been called according to His purpose be a light in the world. We’re not in the world to just live life, but to live life marching with our God given purpose.
We are not waiting for a move of God, we are the move of God.