For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. —Romans 15:4

Thursday, April 3, 2014

What Would You Tell Your Younger Self?

Psalm 147:17-19
 Lord is righteous in all his ways
    and faithful in all he does.
The Lord is near to all who call on him,
    to all who call on him in truth.
He fulfills the desires of those who fear him;
    he hears their cry and saves them.

A friend of mine posted a question on Facebook. “If you could, what would you tell your younger self?” It’s kind of a tough question because there are many things I’d like to say. Especially when I look back at some of the hair styles of the 80s and 90s, not to mention the cloths. Seriously though, there are many things I’d say. But none are as important as this.

If I could go back and advise my teen or twenty-something self, I’d say— “Before you make any decisions, ask God first.” That sounds simple enough, but in reality I wonder how many times I’ve forgotten to seek God’s guidance. I remember jumping in before I gave situations much thought, and I sure didn’t stop to ask God. I hate to admit, but sometimes I forget even now. What I’ve learned over a lifetime of joys and trials is that when I do stop and talk to God about my life, my heart finds peace and my faith grows. I am thankful He’s willing to listen to this humble servant, stay near me, and answer when I call.  

What would you tell your younger self?

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