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The past few weeks have been wonderful. A roller-coaster ride of note.
The good kind though. You know the butterflies in your tummy kind of good. I wish I could explain it.
Let’s just say that it’s even better than the excitement you experience at Christmas or when you hear good news.
This feeling comes with an expectancy that only blind faith produces. You know *that* feeling?!
Anyhow, yesterday I got lost in my thoughts… wondering what I would tell my younger self. And this is what I jotted down:
Dear Younger Self,
You are enough. In fact, you are more than enough and will receive every good thing as and when it should happen.
Trust the process – let the Divine plan unfold as it should.
Don’t you dare for one minute compare your life or circumstances to anyone else. Do you hear me?
Life is not difficult and people are not complicated. It’s the way you choose to approach situations and people that matters and determines whether we view it as “good” or “bad”.
Looking for and holding onto the good in a situation and people does not mean that you are weak. Being passionate or crying at the drop of a hat is all okay. What some perceive to be naïveté in your approach to life is fine. That’s who you are.
You see, when the Lord created you and defined your purpose, the specs were designed for you and you alone. Not everyone will understand your journey and not everyone will be rooting for you (family included) and do you know what, that’s perfectly fine. You may feel let down and a tinge of disappointment but choose not to dwell on it for longer than a minute 😉
The gems (specific people) that have been strategically placed along your path are more than those set out to frustrate you. Besides, like my mentor says, your haters are your interns that work for free. Think about that for a minute…
You see younger self, the only person you need to please is God. He alone is the Author and Finisher of ALL things in this world; and He is the only One who can honestly stand in judgment of you. His love and grace is sufficient, cling to that!
So, wonderful person, as you navigate the course of life there will be defining moments, laughter, tears (lots of them), disappointments, celebrations and mourning. Embrace it all.
When all is said and done this is your story, this is your testimony and with God in the driving seat, you are guaranteed victory.
Stay true to yourself and strengthen your relationship with your Creator daily; it’s the one relationship you should guard fiercely. And for as long as this relationship is the foundation of all others you can’t go wrong; even your marriage should have God at the centre.
Be kind, be loving, be YOU.
Your older (and through grace) wiser self!
Thank you for taking the time to read.
Stay favoured and fabulous x