What if you could go back in time and give your younger self some wise counsel. Based on what you have experienced over the course of your life, what would you say to that early 20 something? During a recent devotion we discussed how “The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.” Having a loyal heart to God would be some wise counsel. We also read “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him!” You can’t go wrong with trusting in the Lord. After giving this much thought, this is what I came up with to say to my younger self:
Stress less. Pray more. Believe in yourself.
“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.” (Abraham Lincoln)
“But I want you to be without care.” (1 Cor. 7:32)
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
(Phil. 4: 6-7)
“First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, “I believe,” three times.” (Norman Vincent Peale: Positive Thinking Every Day)
This song reminds us that each moment in our lives bring us closer to who we were meant to be.