• Joni

Dear Younger Me


My grandmother always told us...

Youth is wasted on the young.

And every time she said it, I was just glad that I was young.

I never thought about the meaning of it, I just knew she was old and I was young.

Youth is wasted on the young.

If was a younger version of myself today would I like me better?

It is all about how you define young.

If you are 57 then I am young

But if you are 30 I am old.

The clock keeps ticking and I will never be as young as I was when I started writing this sentence.

So if youth is wasted on the young,

is that why Jesus tells us to become like children?

If so, then I will always be a youth and nothing will be wasted.

I would be born again.

I would be ever so

Trusting

Humble

Free to be me

Unafraid.

I would remind myself in a letter.....

Dear Younger Me,

I AM VERY LOVED! John 15:9; Rom. 8:35-39; Eph. 2:4-6; I John 3:1a, 4:10, 10

I AM ACCEPTED! John 15:15-16; Eph. 1:3-6

I AM RIGHTEOUS! Rom. 8:31-34; I Cor. 6:19-20; II Cor. 5:21

I AM ADEQUATE! II Cor. 2:14; 3:5-6; 12:9; Phil. 4:13

I AM VICTORIUS! Rom. 8:37; II Cor. 2:14; I John 5:4

I AM FREE FROM FEAR! Ps. 4:8; 27:1; 32:7; II Tim. 1:7; I John 4:18

I AM CONTENT! Ps. 4:8; 37:5; Phil.4:6-7, 11; Heb. 13:5; I Pet. 5:7

I AM STRONG IN CHRIST! Acts 1:8; II Cor. 12:9-10;Eph. 1:19; 3:16; Phil. 4:13

I HAVE GOD’S WISDOM! John 15:15; 16:13-14; I Cor. 1:30; James 1:5;

I John 2:20-21, 27

I AM FREE! John 8:32, 36; II Cor. 3:17; Gal. 5:1, 13a

I HAVE BEEN ADOPTED BY GOD AND AM HIS CHILD! Rom. 8:16, 17; Gal.4:5-7;

I John 3:2

I AM TOTALLY FORGIVEN! Ephesians 1:7; 2:13; Col. 1:14

I HAVE THE JOY OF THE LORD! John 15:11; 17:13; Rom. 15:13; I John 1:4

I HAVE BEEN CHOSEN, SET APART BY GOD!

John 15:16; I Cor. 1:30; 6:11; I Peter 2:9

I HAVE ALL THE HOPE I NEED! Rom. 8:20-25; 15:4, 13; Col. 1:26-27;

I Peter 1:3

I AM BLAMELESS! John 3:18; 5:24; Rom. 8:1

I AM NEVER ALONE! Rom. 8:38-39; Heb. 13:5

I HAVE ACCESS TO GOD Eph. 2:18; Heb. 4:14-16; I Peter 2:5, 9;

I John 5:14-15

I HAVE AUTHORITY OVER SATAN! Col. 1:13; I John 4:4; Rev. 12:7-11

I HAVE ALL THE CONFIDENCE I NEED! Prov.3:26; 14:26; 28:1; Eph. 3:12; Phil. 1:6;

Heb. 10:19; I John 5:14

Love, ME

Are you wasting your youth away?

What do you need to tell your younger you?

And He said: "Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 18:3


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