Dear Younger Me – A letter to my young self

Dear Younger Me – a letter I would write to my younger self maybe as a warning of what to do or what to do.

Dear Younger  Me – A letter to my young self

Dear Younger Me,

This is the older you, writing you at a younger age. If I knew what I know now when I was the age you are, how much different my life would be today. I would ask you to do things that you didn’t do and not do things that you did do. There have been plenty of those in my younger days. I know I could ask you to do or not do something, you just might do it. If you changed that one-act, how much it would have effected my future.

Dear Younger Me - Steve Patterson 1990
Steve Patterson in 1990

But, that is not what I am going to ask you to do. I am going to ask you to keep on doing what you have one. God directs our paths and the path you went on was the path that God intended you to go on. The Good, the bad and the ugly! It was all to make you the godly man you are today. If you didn’t go through those things at a young age, perhaps, I might be going through them now.

All of the things we go through, God has a plan and purpose that will come out of it. We may not see what that purpose is then. Not to mention, we may not even see the purpose later down the road. Who knows, we may not see or know the purpose until we are in Heaven. I do believe that God directs the path or steps we take. Most of those steps are to build us up to who God needs us. Other times, they are there for us to help others who are in a similar situation that we were in and how God has provided and seen us through that crisis.

Romans 5:1-4

So dear younger me! Just keep on, keep on. You may have fallen off the pathway in your younger adult years, to God, but God never left you. He was always with you in that valley and the storm. I think it came be summed up in Romans 5:1-4

Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

As you can see it what builds our character that leads to hope too. I honestly do not believe I would not be the godly man I am today if I had you go back and change anything in my past. God’s timing is just right! He knows what is best for us and when it is best for us. I also believe that if I asked you to change things, it would also affect those around us. We might not have been able to witness or share with others like we did. So just trust in God and keep going on and allow God to work on you.

Thank you Lord for the path you have directed me to go on!

About the Author

Author: Steve Patterson

A Christian Blogger that enjoys blogging about the Bible, Theology, God, Jesus Christ, Christian Music, Family, Cats, Odd Holidays, sewing and much more. I have been blogging since 2004, however, I have been blogging on Courageous Christian Father since 2012. I enjoy listening to Christian Music. I am married with 1 daughter, 2 step-sons and a step daughter.

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