Dear younger me, what a great song from Mercy Me. Have you ever thought about what you would say to yourself if you could go back in time? Me, I would start with the lyric “you were never meant to carry this beyond the cross”. To me that means the past is my past and Jesus can handle that but I can be set free in my current state. I can be righteous and redeemed “set apart a brand new heart” if I start living my life for God and not myself.
The paths we set on when we are younger mold the future we were meant for. We clear that same path for those who come after us, our children, our grandchildren and so on until the path is so well traveled that it will last for generations and generations. “Through every mountain every valley Thru each heartache you will see Every moment brings you closer to who you were meant to be.”
I wouldn’t go back and change a thing because all of those things made me who I was meant to be. The only thing I would tell myself is that I have worth, I have purpose, “it’s not your fault”. When I was younger I beat myself up so much and had such self pity. I see this today in our youth and I just want to shake them and tell them that God has a plan for them beyond this season it their lives.
God has a plan, he has a purpose for all of us. Romans 8:28 “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”
Our God is a great God all the time. Mercy Me gets it right “You are free indeed”. We might not be able to go back in time but we can pass this on to the next generation. I heard a great quote the other day “Don’t give me the things you didn’t get as a child, tell me the things you wish you knew as a child.” That says so much. We often pass over the true gifts that we can give our children. Give them the gift of knowledge, give them the good news, give them the speech you would give your “Younger Me”.