Take a stroll down, memory lane. The year is 1995. What were your biggest concerns; your greatest fears? Who were you in love with? What did you dream about? 20 years makes a world of difference. It has been popularly noted, that your bodies cells replace themselves every 7-10 years. While this may or may not be true, we can all agree that over the years, people change.
20 years ago, I was in the 10th grade. I didn’t have a car, nor a job; subsequently I didn’t have a girlfriend. I had big dreams of being a gospel music star, so I spent most of my time learning music and trying to write songs. I was very shy and socially awkward … well I’m still both those things, but I have learned mostly how to overcome it. Today, I’m a different person, or at least I should be from 15 to 35.
Unfortunately, many of us come of age, but never leave behind childish thinking. The first century church at Corinth was dealing with some issues, many of which stemmed from immaturity. The Apostle Paul said to them, “It’s like this: when I was a child I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child does. But when I became a man my thoughts grew far beyond those of my childhood, and now I have put away the childish things.” (1 Corinthians 13:11, The Living Bible)
Eventually, we all must change, because life and circumstance, or wisdom and developement demand that we grow and become something more than what we are. Stagnant waters produce nothing good. Perhaps, you have done some changing yourself. But here’s the thing; you don’t have to look back twenty years, because we change everyday. Consider one way you have matured. Think about one new goal or dream you’ve acquired. Examine what’s most important and rediscover YOU. Look in the mirror as say … “Allow me to reintroduce myself: my name is ….”
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