17 Things I’ve Learned in 17 Years

  1.  Heap people—even strangers and enemies—with genuine love and kindness. Anytime, anywhere.
  2. It’s okay not to be okay.
  3. Bitterness is unhealthy.
  4. Not everyone is going to like you, and that’s okay.
  5. When we do what we can, He does what we can’t.
  6. Write what you feel. A letter, a journal, a song. Do it or else you forget.
  7. Let go and let God. Cast all your cares upon Him, because no matter how messy your life may seem, He truly cares for you, and He always will.
  8. It’s all about Him, and not about me.
  9. Surround yourself with people who bring out the best in you, not the stress in you. And if you ever find yourself in a toxic relationship, know that it’s okay to leave.
  10. There are things you love in life that you have to let go in order for you to live (e.g. coffee and dairy products)
  11. Your worth is solely found in Him Who has fearfully and wonderfully made you.
  12. Live one day at a time. You don’t need to have everything figured out today.
  13. Your parents know and only want the best for you.
  14. Sisters are wonderful gems. Cherish and treasure them forever.
  15. Patience and humility are needed constantly.
  16. The hope is always greater than the hurt.
  17. Sit at the feet of Jesus. Do not run on empty; be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit every day.

Immensely grateful for all that the Lord has taught me over the years, and for all that He is yet to teach me. My heart is filled with praises and thanksgiving unto Him for all that He is and all that He’s done in my life. I am excited for what God has in store for me this year. I may be growing old, but I will never stop learning.

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