If I could go back in time and warn that young girl (aka, me) what would I tell her? We all have regrets and things we would do differently and now that I’m in my early 40’s I understand more and more about what is important and what isn’t. I also have learned to be happy in the skin I’m in and what true friendship is!
The biggest thing I have learned is I will never be able to make everyone happy and that is ok because it isn’t my job! Here are 20 words of wisdom I would tell my daughter!
Don’t rush your time away. Savor every minute!
Respect your mother even at 13, you really don’t know everything!
You are beautiful! Don’t let the culture define beauty to you! God made you in HIS image and for that reason alone you are beautiful!
Protect your eyes at all costs. Just because something is before us, doesn’t mean we should look.
Spend time in the Word and in prayer! It is never too late to grow in relationship with Christ!
Walk the high road even if you do it alone!
Read, Read, and Read some more!
Keep your temper in control; you don’t want to become a yeller. Have a mild and meek spirit.
Court the man that wins your heart, pray for him every single day well after you have been married.
Listen to the advice of your elders but more importantly listen to God, if HIS voice is different ALWAYS listen to HIS!
Pick your friends wisely.
Forgive often and always!
Enjoy your wedding day, don’t stress through it! Enjoy the honeymoon even more!
Savor every minute you have with your children! They start off as babies and end up grown in a blink of an eye!
You are loved even when you don’t feel it!
If this stage is stressful, don’t worry it will pass. If this stage is beautiful savor it because it too will pass.
Cherish the time you have with your parents/inlaws. They will not always be here. Truly cherish the time, soak it in and just enjoy every minute with them!
You are enough! You can’t be everything at all time and you were not meant to! You are enough because you serve a God that is enough! Rely on HIM to make up for your weak spots!
God’s grace will cover all mistakes. HE will redeem you and make you whole again no matter what! Praise HIM for that!
These are the words I would have said to me if I would have known then what I know now! Hopefully, I can pass them on to the little girl in my life.
What are some things you would say to you if you could go back?
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