Forgotten or Chosen?

Dear Younger Me

October 29, 2016

 Installment twenty-nine, in a 31 day series, Forgotten or Chosen?

[If you’ve missed previous days, click here]

I’m back again with more song lyrics that I hope touch your heart like they have mine. We sometimes regret our past yet it has made us who we are today. My past hurts help me have empathy for others who are now going through the same pain.

Listen to the lyrics as Mercy Me sings “Dear Younger Me.” But first, stop at the first video and listen to the sweet, sweet words Bart shares about his relationship with his father. This is a picture of loving like God loves us, unconditional love and grace. It will bless you today

Dear younger me
Where do I start
If I could tell you everything that I have learned so far
Then you could be
One step ahead
Of all the painful memories still running thru my head
I wonder how much different things would be
Dear younger me,

Dear younger me
I cannot decide
Do I give some speech about how to get the most out of your life
Or do I go deep
And try to change
The choices that you’ll make cuz they’re choices that made me
Even though I love this crazy life
Sometimes I wish it was a smoother ride
Dear younger me, dear younger me

If I knew then what I know now
Condemnation would’ve had no power
My joy my pain would’ve never been my worth
If I knew then what I know now
Would’ve not been hard to figure out
What I would’ve changed if I had heard

Dear younger…

For those who lived the fatherless life or lived with an absent father, what I hope you take away most is that we don’t have to continue to carry the burden of someone else’s poor choices, it does not define you.

What defines you is the truth in God’s word about who you are and who God is:

You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Psalm 139:3 NIV

My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.  Psalm 139:15, 16 NIV

Be blessed today, feel God’s love for you deep in your heart, I pray, amen.



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  • Reply Christina October 29, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Nancy, I love your letter the younger you. I will pause the next time I hear this song on the radio; to really listen to the lyrics.

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