Hi. How are you? You’re 24 years old and living in state it took you 22 years to get to. You came from Oklahoma, got stuck in Indiana for ten cold years, and are finally in Kentucky. I hope you’ve gotten a chance to meet all your family (and remember who they are.)
Remember where you’ve been. Remember the nothingness and avoid getting caught up in it or remianing in it. You’ll never be 24 again. I know you, you’re me. You don’t like people any more than I do, and you like friends less. I’m here to tell you to move forward.
Forget the people who have rejected you. They are ultimately missing out on the pleasure of your company and the benefits of your knowledge.
Don’t feel ‘dull’ because you’ve forgotten so much. You are sharpest in that which you devote your time to.
Keep your nose clean, that is, don’t be tempted to fall in with the trouble-makers. That side of the family are a rowdy bunch and the me that is tell you this can’t imagine the trouble some of them might try to get you into. Remain true to you.
Never forget God, because He’ll never forget you. I don’t know if you’ll be doing well spiritually when you read this about 700 days from now. You could be on a spiritual high after finally going on your first mission trip. You could be in a spiritual low still in the nothingness. Turn to God, He’ll give you what you need. Your faith in Him is as absolute as it’s always been. I hope this is an unneccessary reminder, but you never know.
Your paitience is probably your greatest asset. Don’t loose it. Look past the toes of your shoes and keep your perspective intact. Don’t be rushing off when the opppurunity arises, rushing off is rash, unthought out, getting ahead, and dangerous. God will give you the relationships you will need in His timing. So just wait on Him. Sometimes you’ll have to live with the consequences of your actions and sometimes you’ll have to pick yourself up, wipe off the dust, and keep going. You’ll be a better person for it.
-From the PastYou 700 days ago
(There couldn’t have been a more timely day for me to receive this message that I had forgotten I wrote to myself. The good news is that I should take my own advice. The bad news is that my beloved cat, Cleo is very sick. She might not make it. If it’s not one thing, it’s another. Anyway, why not stop by FutureMe.Org and write yourself a message? You can even see what other people wrote themselves … which is quite interesting.)