Dear Younger Me,

Cling to faith. Keep holding on.

Remember the rope you had to climb in gym class, and how hard it was to make it to the top? You’d try and try and muster up all your effort to pull yourself up and you couldn’t get high enough to touch the beam (except for maybe once). You so badly wanted to get to the top in order to prove your ability, but you would find yourself stuck partway up the rope, losing your strength to go on, and worrying about letting go. 

And that’s where you find yourself sometimes. Stuck. Losing the strength to go on. The beauty comes when you realize the only real “rope” to cling to is God. And when you feel like you can’t go on and have no strength to move forward, God’s still with you. In fact, His power is made perfect in weakness. And while admitting weakness is not your forte as you’re someone who tries to keep it all together, God knows you’re human. 

There’s a quote from Max Lucado that says, ““Let God have you, and let God love you - and don’t be surprised if your heart begins to hear music you’ve never heard and your feet learn to dance as never before.” Embrace that and let God love you. And hold on to your faith, and let Him hold you back.



Authored by Shine.FM on June 14, 2021.