Wednesday, January 14, 2015

reflection: a letter to my teenage self

You dear, sweet, beautiful girl. You are so precious.

You think no one sees you. You think no one has your best interests in mind. You think no one really knows you. You don't feel very much love at home when you need it, and you don't get a lot of attention. Things with your parents are chaotic. Your home is chaotic. It's hard for you to process and handle. I get it. It's all going to be ok. I promise, you're going to be ok.

You sneak out of the house and no one knows.
You drink too much and no one knows.
You act irresponsibly with boys and no one knows.
You are too quick to give your heart away.
You are too quick to trust, to believe the best of others & give them the best of you.

You are searching for love in all the wrong places. Please see your worth. Set higher standards, because you deserve higher standards. God has better for you. He has a good man for you. A good life for you. Just wait. Wait & trust. Save yourself. Save yourself for someone deserving.

You hate the way you look. Please know that you are so beautiful. You were created in the image of the Most High. He delights in you, did you know that? You are His most prized possession.

Enjoy your youth, don't wish it away. Love the body that God gave you. Take care of it. Love your family. Your little siblings need you, spend more time with them. Set an example for them; show them who they want to be when they are grown, too.

Don't get distracted. I know it's so easy. You are so young, you don't think of the future, but you should. You should focus more on school & working hard. Make yourself better. When you feel scared, draw nearer to God. He really does love you, you know? I know it's hard to believe sometimes, but it's true.

He loves you.
He has such great plans for you.
You do have a purpose.
You have value & great worth.
You are worthy of good things.
You are seen.

You. Are. Loved.

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