Letter to Me
by Steve Klein

Brad Paisley had a hit country song entitled "Letter to Me."  He imagines writing a letter as a mature man back to himself as a 17 year old.  I wish I could write such a letter back to myself.  Here are some things I would say.

I. Don't worry so much about fitting in

II. If friends influence you to do wrong, they're not your friends. Proverbs 1:10-18.

III. Choose the girl God would choose for you.

IV. Take care of your body, you'll need it later. 1 Corinthians 6:15-20

V. Take advantage of your opportunities to learn. 


VI. Your parents are always right. 

VII. Getting away with wrong only feels good for a little while. 

VIII. Your life isn't over when you become an adult - Ecclesiastes 11:9-10  Rejoice, O young man, in your youth, And let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth; Walk in the ways of your heart, And in the sight of your eyes; But know that for all these God will bring you into judgment.  (10)  Therefore remove sorrow from your heart, And put away evil from your flesh, For childhood and youth are vanity.

Conclusion:  If I could write a letter to me, and then go back and live life again from then to now, I wouldn't change many of the choices I've made (a few, but not many), but those choices would have been a lot easier


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