Dear younger me,
I know what is like to feel lost. I know what is like to have many options open all at once and the pain that comes when no doors are opening.
Decisions are scary and change is always challenging. But don’t you dare stay in the same place because you are afraid of change. Ask yourself, will I regret not taking this chance today? How will my life be different in 10 years as a result of my decision? What will I learn? Where will I grow the most?
Change is scary but life is too short to settle for anything or for anyone that does not make you happy. Always go back and connect with God. Ask Him for counsel. Ask him for guidance. And know, that no matter where you go or stay. God is in control. He is the one opening and closing doors as you go. He is the one molding you and changing your routes when they need to be changed.
Do not be afraid, for He is right there with you. Cry out to Him and let Him take control of your life. Surrender your will to Him so that His will would be the only one that gets carried out. Sometimes it feels like you are alone and nothing is going the way you want it to. Remember, no season last forever. Learn to be patient and trust there is a greater plan for you. God will not leave you. You are his special treasure. Therefore, you are not alone.
I know Only the plans of the Lord prevail. He has plans to prosper you, to give you hope, and a future. So do not be afraid, don’t overthink situations. Let life happen and trust that God is in control. Because He is. We just can’t see it while we are in the middle of a hard time. Regardless of your choice, He will make the best out of it, He already knows your heart, and your choice, He loves you and He is right there with you while you grow.
Also.. life begins at the end of your comfort zone. It’s true. Do not be surprised when good things happen as a result of change. New people will come into your life, new opportunities will present. God will open doors. He will provide, He will instruct you in ways you would never imagine. It is a matter of patience and trust. Be strong, be bold, and trust in your creator. In His hands you are going to be OK. You are going to learn and grow. You are going to become the person you are meant to be.
And if you take a chance…
You will meet amazing people, you will see new places, you will open your mind to new cultures, you will open your heart and you will grow. Being afraid is part of the process. Just let it go, take a step of faith and follow whatever it is that is calling you. It’s in your mind for a reason.