Over the weekend, I was digging through some photos to use on my "U" day, and I posted this on Facebook:
I want you to know that you have already lived through a lot but there is more to come. Along with the hard days, there will also be days filled with incredible over-the-top joy!
This is the main thing you need to know. YOU ARE ENOUGH. Seriously.
You are a creation of God who is loved by him and he has and will continue to pour out his unmerited grace on you. Don't listen to those voices of the world. Listen closely and God will continually whisper into your ear,"You are enough. You are loved. I'm right here beside you - always. I'll never leave you nor forsake you."
You need to trust God. You don't know any of these things yet but you are going to have a good life. You will marry a man who loves you. You will have great kids who will grow into fine adults. You will actually live in a house with a white picket fence.
Make sure you surround yourself with good friends. Laugh a lot!
Go ahead and finish your college degree now . . .don't wait until you are 63.
Keep running - exercise will keep you young!
Get counseling - NOW! At 23, you've already lived through too much. Don't wait until you are in your 30's. Do it now.
There are so many other things. Don't waste time on guys who aren't worth it.
Always remember -- YOU ARE ENOUGH.
What would you tell your 23 year old self?