Dear Eileen…

I’m linking up with Sam over at Fields of Gold today. Yesterday, she posed a question on her blog. If you could write a letter to your younger self, what would you say?

I went to bed last night thinking about this question. Once again, maybe not the best question to ask yourself when you wish to fall asleep quickly! My conclusion as I drifted off to sleep is that I would only write a letter to my younger self if it would not change where I am at right now. I wouldn’t change the good or bad about myself or anything thing on the journey if it changed where my feet are planted right now! I like this road that I am on.

Dear Eileen,

I want you to know that you don’t have to be so fearful. The God you are just beginning to know really can be trusted. You really can depend on Him. You are going to lose your mom to breast cancer when you are a teenager. You are going to be so tempted to run away and try to find comfort, happiness, security, peace, and joy in so many other things besides the God who loves you and created you. Don’t do it! All of it is temporary and fleeting.

The fear that consumes you is going to tempt you to settle for things that are not good for you. Your insecurity is going to tempt you to compromise your values and everything you know in your heart to be good and right. Please understand that if you run to God, he will take away this fear and this insecurity. He loves you SO MUCH!

I know this letter is short. But, if you understand this one thing, everything else will fall into place. If you hold onto God’s hand, He will walk with you through every season of your life. He will comfort you in the valleys and rejoice with you on the mountains. You will have the best of both worlds…the closest friend who will never get tired of listening to your problems and the most loving parent who will always be there to comfort you, guide you and encourage you!

And remember, don’t be so hard on yourself. We serve a God who loves to give second chances!

Living in God’s Grace,
Your Older Self

4 thoughts on “Dear Eileen…

  1. Fields of gold

    Beautiful words of wisdom Eileen! Wish every young girl could read and be guided by such grace filled words. Thank you for sharing! Hugs, Sam

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  2. Leebird

    Hi Eileen! Thanks for visiting me over at PrayerGifts! When I read your advice to not be so hard on yourself, I took it to my heart, too. I treat myself just awful sometimes!

    See you around!

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