Dear Younger Me,
You’re at the point in your life where a lot is changing – you’re leaving school and moving on. No longer a child, but an adult, and you’re going to face several more changes over the next few years.
Many of these changes will be for the best. As I mentioned a couple of days ago, you are going to meet a group of Christians who will challenge you, encourage you, and leave you changed forever. It will be one of the most exciting times of your life – full of wonderful friendships, new experiences, and so much learning and growing. You will never be the same, and you will be grateful.
As you go through life though, you will experience less pleasant changes too: changing friendships, times of loss, and shifting circumstances that will not be easy.
You’ll come to see that in general you’re not someone who does well with change. (It all comes back to that desire for control!) It’s fine if you’re initiating it, but otherwise you like life to be ordered and predictable, and you’ll find that it rarely is.
The key to dealing with this is finding something that is stable and secure, that you know will never change:
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8 NLT)
Hold onto that, and you will be fine. No matter what else is changing, he is constant. None of the changes will take him by surprise, and he will walk with you through each one.
“This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls.” (Hebrews 6:19 NLT)
Whatever else may change, he is always the same, and his love for you is always the same. Hold onto that and allow that to be the firm foundation on which you build your life.
This post is part of “Dear Younger Me…” – a series for Write 31 Days in October 2019.
Each day I am basing my writing on the one-word prompt provided. Today the prompt is “same.” You can find an introduction to the series and an index of all the posts here, and you can find out more about the challenge and check out other people’s series here.