Friday, September 12, 2014

for my past and for my future

A day or so ago, a friend on facebook posed the question:
"If you could go back and give a younger you just a few words of advice, what would it be?"

There's a song about that. (Dear Younger Me). And even though I've heard that song a number of times, and I read his post yesterday, and it jumped to the top of my newsfeed again today...I didn't really have an answer. Just more questions. How much of a younger me? Me at six years old? Me at fifteen years old? Me at twenty-five years old? 

So anyways, I really wanted to have an answer to what advice I would give a younger me, but I didn't really have anything.

There's a song I've heard on the radio a few times, and I've wanted to try to find it and share it. So, I spent some time this morning listening to music. I love doing that! And I found this song. Listen to this song. 

This isn't the song I was looking for, but this is the song God had for me this morning. As tears sneaked past my eyes, I thought, "yes, this is what I would tell myself, this is a Truth that is True through any time of life, and gives hope for the future."

And then my thoughts spiraled and spun in a way that they sometimes do. Landing on a brand new thought that explodes in a moment of beauty. A crystal clear glimpse of something moving and profound. What if my future self was passing this song to a younger me, and that younger me is the me that is right now? Right now, I am the younger me.

I don't know what the future holds. I don't know what kind of trials and pain and joy and sorrow and brightness and dark valley are coming my way. But if this is advice I would give to a younger me, I'm going to take it in right now as a favor to the older me. 

God is faithful, He is capable. He is unchanging. I am forgiven. I will receive grace. He is with me. He will complete the work in me. He is a finisher. 

(You may have noticed that both of these songs are from the same album. So was the song I was actually looking for. I think I recommend this album!) 

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