I recently asked myself the question: Knowing what I know now, what would I say to my younger self to help her navigate this latest season of life better?’
Sometimes life can reflect a storm at sea. When everything seems up in the air, and unclear, or uncomfortably choppy you will be challenged about what your future holds, and what you believe. Make sure you decide early on that you are in it for the win. Remember the win is more than a team, a nice word, or label. It’s an attitude and a mindset to believe in yourself no matter what. There is a verse in proverbs 21 that says ‘do your best and prepare for the worst.’ Make sure you do your homework and prepare well for the many opportunities that come along. Consider them carefully before you say yes, and be mindful of your thoughts along the way. Sometimes the sun may shine, the rain will fall, and fog will be present all on the same day, so make sure you are ready, and dress your best each morning.
Sweetheart, if you do experience all three in one day, then do not worry. Hold on tight to the rope of hope, which you’ll find anchored deep down inside. It’s the inner compass that floats somewhere between our tummies and our heart. Some call it a spirit; but if you get into trouble, or feel panicked and pressed by external circumstances, then listen in closely for that still small voice. There is instruction waiting on your heart, and instinct on your mind. Reach in my darling, and hold on tight. The beauty of a storm is that when you hold on to that rope of hope, you will always come out stronger than before you entered in.