Anyway, ten months has been enough time to reconnect with people from my past. In other words, high school. Maybe high school was super awesome for you, but I would not say the same for myself. What I would say is this: being reconnected with some of these people from the past has reminded me of where I was, and where God has brought me.
I was recently talking to one of these people from the past. Our friendship itself shows how God can redeem broken relationships. We had a falling out in high school, but God has changed both our lives and now we are super close (seriously so cool). We were talking and I asked her "Remember in high school, before we stopped being friends, when we would write notes to each other about how awesome the other person was?" Her response: "No. To be honest, all my memories of you from high school are not good."
... ouch. But not really. Maybe surprisingly, such a reminder has been tremendously helpful. I think I can tend to forget how unfulfilling life was without a close relationship with God. As silly as it sounds, I forget how having a personal relationship with God has changed my life. I also forget that my story is powerful because the change in my heart is real.
Gosh, it is good to remember.
Know this: God is real. He wants your heart. He will transform your life if you let him.
|[years later and she's still good at encouragment via note]|