Dear future self

Dear future self,

I’m writing to you from when you just quit your first (and what was your dream) job because you wanted to (literally) explore the world. I hope by now you have a better idea of what you want to do in life, or in the very least what your next step is going to be. If you’re having second thoughts or regrets about the decision you made a year ago, here’s what you should remember:

Remember that you’re still young – if ever there’s a good time to make and learn from your mistakes, it’s now.

Remember that youth is now your currency.

Remember it’s not as if God can’t bless you just because you made a “wrong” move.

Remember what your mentor told you: God is a loving Father who lets you run, play, and explore freely as long as it’s safe. That’s how you learn from the booboos you get from tiny falls.

Remember that God’s will is not a hit-or-miss bull’s eye; you don’t need to be fixated on whether or not you’re living in it as long as you’re living according to His ways.

Remember when you were fretting over whether or not you’d have a future if you switched majors from Psychology to Sociology, and it turned out to be the best decision you made in Uni.

Remember when you were deciding if you should drop H2 Math in an Asian country where ‘Math is the most important subject’, and God revealed to you in an evening run that He is a God who allows U-turns and detours – you’ll get to your destination in the end.

Remember that if you never tried, you’d always be living with the question of ‘what if’.

Lastly, remember Psalm 37:31:

The law of his God is in his heart; None of his steps shall slide.


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