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Dear Younger Me,
You don't realize it, but you have been placed in the home God wants you to be raised in. Where you are right now at this moment in life is not a mistake.
God is guiding your parents in how to raise you. They have no idea how to raise you in the fear of the Lord, purity, or modesty. They are simply relying on God's guidance and guidance from Scripture. All they know is that they want you to have better than they had at your age.
As you're coming into your teen years, the devil will bring temptations your way. Don't lose sight of what you know to be true, just, right, and pleasing. Keep standing strong in your faith.
If your parents say “no” to youth group, it's not because they don't love you, don't want you to have friends, or don't want you to have fun. It's because they care for you, want you to be protected, and want you to be around people who build you up in your faith. Don't blame God. He's laid the choice on your parent's hearts … He knows what's best for you.
At fifteen you may meet a young man who will woo you with sweet words. Don't lower your standards. If he only knows ho to woo you with his words, and not through his faith, then he's not worthy of your time (nor your heart). Keep looking ahead with your purity in mind. Don't give up … your purity is so precious!
At sixteen you may run into deep trouble. You won't know how to get out of the deep pit you dug for yourself. Don't be afraid to run to your daddy for shelter. He loves you to infinity and beyond. He wants his baby girl to look to him as her confidant.
At this age you may feel like your life isn't worth living. Don't listen to this lie the devil puts in your head. Your life is totally worth living because God has you here for a reason.
Sweet girl, it is in your teen years that you have a choice to make. The choice between trust vs. self-will. Will you trust your Lord with your life and future? Or will you take control and lead your own life?
I pray that you choose to allow the Lord lead your life and future.
I remember my teen years. I took my life into my own hands and ruined those five years of my life. I got into all the things I mentioned above. I attempted to take my own life … however, through a miracle, God saved me.
Dear girl, please trust God and don't lose sight of Him in these critical years of your life.
“Trust and obey, for there's no other way.”