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Dear Younger Me

“Remember your Creator in the days of your youth before the days of trouble come and the years approach when you will say, “I find no pleasure in them.” (Ecclesiastes 12:1)

Perhaps many of us wish we had made different choices in the days of our youth, as young adults and even now. If so, how much different do you think life would be? Last Sunday my husband’s sermon title was ‘If Only’. Does your mind think about different possibilities If Only…?

A regret I have is not becoming a Christian in the days of my youth. Why? I believe more preparation, thoughtfulness and being spiritually equipped would have afforded the younger me to make different choices.

“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” (Isaiah 43:18-19)

What former things are we being told not to remember? Is it our sins after repentance? Or sins of those we forgave for their transgressions against us? Are we being told to forget painful childhood experiences? What is your understanding of Isaiah 43:18-19?

Another regret for me is the day I went to work in 2009 and sustained multiple injuries that required many surgeries. I was recently told neck surgery is needed as well as a second back surgery. If Only I had stayed home that day!

However, God turns trials and tribulations into testimonies to encourage others to remain steadfast in the faith despite the circumstances.

It is not always easy but it can always be worse.

FINAL THOUGHT

We cannot change our past but we can live a new life in Christ. A new life in Christ far exceeds our past life because decisions we make now determine our soul’s eternal destination. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. (2 Corinthians 5:17)

MY PERSONAL QUOTES

One cannot simultaneously have a new life in Christ and dwell in the past.

Focusing on a dead past blind us to a new life in Christ.

ADDITIONAL SCRIPTURES

“I, even I, am He that blotteth out thy transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins. (Isaiah 43:25)

“And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.” (Hebrews 10:17-39)

“As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.” (Psalm 103:12)

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Christian Blogger, Minister's Wife, Mother and Grandmother

8 thoughts on “Dear Younger Me

  1. Hi Tangie
    I am grateful that Jesus Christ does not dwell on our past sins and for gives us and encourages us to forgive ourselves also.
    Thank you!

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  2. If I could go back to the younger me, I would tell myself trust Jesus and also spend time learning languages. I am thankful there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus and that he has a design for our lives.

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  3. Hi Tangie,
    Thank you for sharing this mind-shaking blog.
    I am not sure if I would go back to tell my younger self anything because had I not taken this path I may not have a testimony to share with anyone, and I may not appreciate where God has brought me from.

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