Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Dear 22 Year Old Girl

After reading a post from my beloved Rashur, I decided to write a letter to her and any other girls at age 22:


Dear Girl at 22, 


If you're like a lot of us, you are dealing with life changing decisions.  You're done or almost done with college or working and trying to make ends meet.  You have no clue if this is what you want to do for forever because you haven't figured out who the crap you are yet.  


You may be in a pretty serious relationship and may be curious if this person is THE one.  Lots of your friends are settling down with whom they believe are THE one, and it seems only natural that THE one is in your immediate circle at school, work, friendly gatherings, or at church.  You have no clue if this person is THE one because you haven't figured out who the crap you are yet. 


You may be dealing with the "I want to know who I am going to be for the rest of my life" because you're smart and not dealing with parents or friends telling you what and how to do things.  You're ready to be independent.  You're ready to take on the world. You feel like you're standing on the cliff ready to jump.  Or maybe you want to cling to the edge because you haven't figured out who the crap you are yet.  


You may be facing a difficult situation:  a nasty breakup, a job loss, financial issues. a death, or a move.  You don't know how this is going to all work out because you haven't figured out who the crap you are yet.  


Sweet Lady at 22--it's all ok.  


No one has figured out who the crap they are yet.  


Because, we have the rest of our lives to figure this out.  And you will change yearly, monthly, and daily as life hits you square in the eye.  


So, instead of figuring out who you are going to be, start focusing on who you are today.  


And be the very best you can be at doing that today.  


And the rest will take care of itself.  


Matthew 6: 33-34: But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

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