Dear Younger Me,
Allow feedback to grow you, not hurt you. It doesn’t feel good when others point out ways you can improve, because you want to be seen as perfect. However, though it may not feel good, you can take that feedback and apply it in a constructive way to grow. And receiving feedback does not mean you are awful at what you are doing. It's just a training moment. Like when Mom pointed out to you that you weren’t very nice with your words to your sisters, and she had you look up every verse about words in the Bible. It wasn’t a condemnation of you, but a training moment for you to learn how to live and speak righteously. You must allow others to speak into your life kindly and gently and allow them to correct you, whether in your work or your walk with God. Like it says in 2 Timothy 3:16-17, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” If you really seek growth and to be the best you can be, you must let others speak into your life.