An Open Letter To Myself for my 24th Birthday.
1. Your Thoughts.Hi, i know that this time, you have been through a lot, especially from the past few weeks. Life was not easy for you, you just had you burn-out, you have no money, family issues, you're also struggling to have a job---bigtime, and that sometimes feel that your an idiot.
You're also loosing your hope now, the only hope that you have is on God alone, truly, your relationship with Him from these weeks is different from the last years of your life, maybe that's the purpose of it all, that could be His purpose in your life.
Whatever tomorrow brings, be still, be a man that once you were. God, He is now the center of your life, i know, that when you try to run away from him, He never leaves, He sticks with you, even if you are stubborn. Also, yes, He is graceful but i know you're thinking that it's maybe the consequences of all the sins that you know you've committed.
How long will you be sorry?
How long will you just keep committing the same mistakes again, over and over?
How long will you put tears on your Lord's eye?
How long will you break His heart? stop saying sorry, you choose to be where you are wicked! It's your choice man,
3. The Transition.
Throughout those years, God never failed you in all your endeavours, why would he leave you now? (that could be a part of your consequences). Your 23 is a struggle, a lot is changing, your priorities in life, your transitioning in almost all the aspects of your life, you're caught between being a boy, to a man, from your past to your future, you feel choked, you feel that you're getting old, even if the people around you tells you that you are not, but, i believe you are on the right track, you're just building your future. You maybe thought that you are being hard on yourself, but you are not, you're just securing you and your family's future.
4. Reminder.However, all of these cannot be compared to the blessings that the Lord gave you? remember your first and second job? they're answered prayers, remember your ministry journey? how rough it was, but yes!, they're answered prayers. Those people who greeted you on your birthday, they're the ones that should be the reason of your smile, your family? how they're very supportive and proud and respectful to you in these years, remind this to yourself: You are loved by the people around you, God sent them, God loves you man.
Finally, God told you these messages from those weeks of struggle.
He has plans for you (Jeremiah 29:11).
He's there with you all the time (Deuteronomy 31:6)
He is delivering you to victory.
He wants you to be a wise man, also to be a righteous one.
The victory is always there, God just said that many times today, hold on to that, He is faithful, stand firm in faith, the victory is near! Just wait.
6. Note to Self
Now, if by chance tomorrow, you'll have your victory, please read again this post, to remind yourself that you've been in this situation, but God helped you over to that battle you have just won. I am looking forward for you to read this in your Victorious day, and to reflect how became you and God got closer in this moment.
You are blessed, you are the son of the creature of everything in this world, a prince, Your Daddy Lord knows best steve. He loves you.