A Letter from the Future You

To the little girl who grew up too fast…

The little girl who had to fend for herself…

The little girl who only ever wanted to fit in…

The little girl who needed someone…

 Dear younger self,

Life is going to happen and it’s going to be hard. You will face things–a lot of things good and bad but don’t get disheartened by the bad… Promise me you won’t, okay?

It might seem hard to picture now but those things are going to teach you, mould you and guide you to becoming the woman you are supposed to be… Right now it might seem like absolutely none of what I’m saying makes sense but one day you will understand and when that day comes, just know that it was not your strength that pulled you through, the world will tell you that it was and for a little while you’ll believe them.

Seek Jesus!

Promise me you will seek Jesus in the midst of it all – especially the bad things but remember when the bad passes and the good things come, never discard Him. Find the almighty Father and accept Him because He is the one who brought you into this world, who fashioned and knit you together in your mother’s womb ( Psalm 139:13-14) before you were HE WAS AND ALWAYS WILL BE ( John 8:58 & Exodus 3:14).

He is the one who loves you unconditionally, the Father and the man who can give you everything and teach you valuable lessons worth more than what this horrible world can and will ever give you.

Life Lessons

You have learned a lot along the way I’ll give you that but something you learned that is worth far more than any money, gold, jewels or diamonds is that you finally understand that Jesus died a horrid, shameful death at the hands of sinners (He knows exactly what it’s like to go through pain and heartache the same way you did!) for your sins (all of them) so that when you leave this earth one day you get to live with Him forever in a place He prepared just for you. You don’t know it now but you are storing all your riches in heaven, these earthly things don’t mean much! ( John 14:1-3 and Colossians 3:1-3) I know that everything you have been through made your heart break deep down, it caused you to build up walls so high that no pro athlete could hurdle over them, things that made you plunge into a depression and left you lonely, people hurt you but you hurt them too, forgive them just as God forgave you. But what you must never forget was that you, my dear, were never alone, God was always with you looking after you and keeping you safe ( John 14:15-18) you just chose to ignore him.

Don’t Forget

God never hurt you: that was humanity, so don’t be mad at Him. Sinful people who didn’t care about you, hurt you and believe me when I say it hurt Jesus too, He saw it all! Remember that revenge is for God not you. God never wanted to punish you for something you did or didn’t do. It was because sin entered the world and tainted all that is perfect, man’s evil heart causes all the pain and anguish people suffer. Yes, God indeed allows things to happen but there’s a purpose to it all and sometimes we don’t understand and that’s okay but be sure of this, what you went through led you to Him (trust me it was for your good and to show His glory and power) you gave our whole heart to Him – It was the best decision ever made!

A Reminder

Always be happy and grateful and enjoy the little things in life with a great appreciation to the Father who created it all, you aren’t stuck in darkness anymore! Rejoice always and pray without ceasing for this is what the Lord expects of you (see 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

One day you will hear this song “Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet” among many others that have become your favorite. Still, as I thought while typing this I wanted to remind you that the Lord is always with you and that your plans should always align with His. It will not always be easy to follow God’s way; sometimes you will slip up but remember when you seek forgiveness the Lord will grant it to you! Always walk in His light no matter how hard the world becomes, no matter how hated you are for His name’s sake ( Matthew 10:22). All of it was worth it! One day you’ll say – out loud for all to hear, “Knowing what I know now, everything life threw at me; I’ll do it again because I have Jesus!”

I’m proud of who you will become, and you will too. It will be okay!

With love,

our older self

Prayer

My prayer for you my wonderfully and fearfully made sister is the following:

Dear Lord, as I type this message to my fellow sisters reflecting on the path you have chosen for me I tend to sometimes forget to thank you even for the trials and difficulties, that everything you put me through was to mold me into Christ-likeness, Lord, someone reading my blog post might be facing a trial struggling to trust you please will you help remind them of Your goodness, love, patience and kindness and that whatever they may go through You give them the strength to carry on. You are a lamp that lights our path, we were once lost but You guide us home!

Dear Lord, if someone here on this platform has not accepted You as Lord and Saviour please help them. Help them open their hearts and eyes to follow You, so that Your Kingdom may grow!

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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