Hey Younger You

“You are always and dearly loved by God! So robe yourself with virtues of God, since you have been divinely chosen to be holy. Be merciful as you endeavor to understand others, and be compassionate, showing kindness toward all. Be gentle and humble, unoffendable in your patience with others.”
‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:12‬ ‭TPT‬‬

What would you tell your younger self? Or what would your younger self tell you right now? Would it be a conversation about who to avoid? A long list of dos and don’ts? What are the major changes you would like to see? Would there be any “Job well done” conversations? Or would the entire focus be on how to live your life to avoid being miserable?

I have worn many masks over the years. Student. Wife. Mother. Manager. Daughter. I know I hid behind many of them, portraying to world I knew what I was doing. To be honest in most of those situations I was just winging it doing the best I could.

If I could go back, there is one thing I would tell younger me. Learn who you are in Christ because it will affect your entire life and the people you encounter along the way.
I have seen the younger me and before she really had a grasp on who she was in Christ she was so unsure of herself. Always bound to the lies of the enemy. You’re not good enough. You can’t do anything right. You can’t cook. Because of these lies she was held back from becoming herself. She could not receive who she was in Christ. I would have wanted her to know she was loved for who she was.

Gradually the words spoken in the Bible began to make sense. She began to see herself through a new lense, one without a broken filter. As she began to take hold of the truth her life changed. The chains fell off and a new person emerged.

But. This took time. It took mistakes and wrong roads. It took doubt and unbelief. All of these things had to happen in order for her character to be changed. Younger self probably would tell me today that I should have gone to college. I should have gotten a degree. Don’t look for love in all the wrong places. Slow down. Enjoy life. Don’t be shy! Wear the makeup! Be fashionable! Take risks.
So in conclusion younger me has grown up. I have learned so much about who I am in Christ and see my value. I know that how I view myself has an impact on how I react and respond to people, places and situations. The more I know who I am the less judgmental and snarky I become. I find it easier to lead people to the Bible for answers rather than me telling them what to do.

This is what I would tell both younger and older me.
Live one day at a time.
Just BElieve in who you are.
Just BE yourself no matter what.
Just BEcome what He created you to be.
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2 thoughts on “Hey Younger You

  1. I agree with being yourself, being uniquely created by God to be different and not a cookie-cutter mold.

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