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If I Had Known Then, What I Know Now

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Hind sight is 20/20 eh? I guess we have all said or wished that at one point...or more...and yes I have

As long as you keep it covered :) sorry I couldn't resist as I am getting to know you a little better
and have come from thread which is a pet peeve of yours... Love, Steven



tsk....I'm wearing dark sunglasses on here from now on

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Hind sight is 20/20 eh? I guess we have all said or wished that at one point...or more...and yes I have

As long as you keep it covered :) sorry I couldn't resist as I am getting to know you a little better
and have come from thread which is a pet peeve of yours... Love, Steven



tsk....I'm wearing dark sunglasses on here from now on

and burkas :happyhappy:

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what are some of the things you would tell a younger you?



I've had many regrets in my short time on this planet. These are the things I would tell myself if I could go back.


1. Save yourself for marriage.

2. Stop wasting your time on frivolous things, and spend more time with your loved ones.

3. Read the Bible every day without fail.

4. Get serious about your education.

5. It isn't always about you.

6. Stop the gossiping.

7. Don't create a god in your mind to suit your sins.

8. Other people have feelings too. They don't exist to be used by you.

9. If you really believed what you say you believe, you wouldn't worry so much.

10. Don't take love for granted.



All I can say is; Thank-you God, for not giving up on me! :heart: :heart: :heart:

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Woah Tinky...I just agreed with your post in another thread and looking at your list here, I've gotta say I totally agree with you again

Thank God we have forgiveness through Jesus

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Hind sight is 20/20 eh? I guess we have all said or wished that at one point...or more...and yes I have

As long as you keep it covered :) sorry I couldn't resist as I am getting to know you a little better
and have come from thread which is a pet peeve of yours... Love, Steven



tsk....I'm wearing dark sunglasses on here from now on

and burkas :happyhappy:


Apparently, that combo is already taken. Guess I'll have to go back to the little terrier I like so much.....next year of course

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what are some of the things you would tell a younger you?



I've had many regrets in my short time on this planet. These are the things I would tell myself if I could go back.


1. Save yourself for marriage.

2. Stop wasting your time on frivolous things, and spend more time with your loved ones.

3. Read the Bible every day without fail.

4. Get serious about your education.

5. It isn't always about you.

6. Stop the gossiping.

7. Don't create a god in your mind to suit your sins.

8. Other people have feelings too. They don't exist to be used by you.

9. If you really believed what you say you believe, you wouldn't worry so much.

10. Don't take love for granted.



All I can say is; Thank-you God, for not giving up on me! :heart: :heart: :heart:


I agree with sevenseas. Great post. :thumbsup:

God bless,
GE

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Hind sight is 20/20 eh? I guess we have all said or wished that at one point...or more...and yes I have

As long as you keep it covered :) sorry I couldn't resist as I am getting to know you a little better
and have come from thread which is a pet peeve of yours... Love, Steven



tsk....I'm wearing dark sunglasses on here from now on

and burkas :happyhappy:


Apparently, that combo is already taken. Guess I'll have to go back to the little terrier I like so much.....next year of course

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That's my Sister... no it's not... yes it is... prove it... I can't :(
I got it! let's all wear burkas and we won't even know what sex we are!
Well we'll know but no one else will...Now that would be a challenging life style :happyhappy: Love, Steven

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Honor your father and your mother. Respect them. Treat them with respect. Listen to them. Obey them. They're not trying to keep you from anything that's good for you. You will have plenty of time later in your life to do things your way. For now, do it their way, and be grateful they're footing the bill. Help them out around the house as much as you can, especially with the cooking and cleaning. If not, you're going to have a hard time learning to cook from cookbooks and Food Network, and learning to clean from your mother-in-law. Your dad's gonna die when you're twenty so make the time you have with him count. It's gonna be terrible to look back and only have memories of being a brat to him, so don't be like that.

I would probably tell myself also to try and make the most of my other family relationships too, but Mom and Dad are the Big Two.

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I would also say....don't make friends at school. The friends you will make at school will lead you down the wrong path and eventually get you into drugs and crime. Spend more time on your relationship with the Lord, and family, and your studies....make friends at church. They'll be more like-minded anyway.

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There are so many things I would change, I wouldn't have time to write them all down, and wouldn't want anyone to know about all of them. I would go back to my early childhood and start advising myself about all the things I can remember I did wrong over the years. I am not necessarily talking about sinful things, but mistakes I made that effected my life. Here is the problem. If I could really do that, one small change would alter many other things, and I am not sure what the end result would be? I could wind up making a bigger mess of things? It is kind of like the movie, "Its A Wonderful Life." You don't realize how many people your life effects? Not everything is for the good, but in some cases, one small change can alter events in unimaginable ways. I am going to assume that consequences don't matter, and I can make the changes I want with nothing but positive outcomes. Here are a few things I would do differen't.

1. I would advise myself not to spend so much time watching tv, and to spend more time on getting good grades in school. I would tell myself to do my homework immediately after school, instead of trying to do it at the last minute.

2. I would advise myself to be more open to taking chances, and not to let fear of the unknown stop me.

3. I would advise myself to accept Jesus immediately, and go to church faithfully.

4. I would advise myself to decide on a definate career path, and do so based on reality. In other words, not to look to do something just because I enjoy it, but because it makes good fiscal sense.

5. I would advise myself to save money to purchase a home as soon as possible, and to get my finances in order before marriage.

6. I would advise myself to start reading the Bible at an early age.

Simple pieces of advise like that would alter things to the point where I have no idea where I would wind up, and no idea how it would effect others. For that reason, though they would be good things to know from the start, I am not sure I would actually give that advise now? Perhaps I would, and perhaps I wouldn't?

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1. Save yourself for marriage.


This would definately be one for me too, but I would have different things to say at different ages.

In my early teens, I would tell myself it's way too soon to be thinking about boyfriends. You can like boys and think they're cute without it going any further than that. Enjoy being able to do that at this age. It won't always be proper for you to do this. Above all, guard your heart. Jesus is the true love of your life, always.

In my older teens, I would repeat, guard your heart, even more fiercely now. Song of Solomon says, do not awaken love before its time. Serve God with all your heart, mind, soul and strength, and when He is ready, when He knows you are ready and your husband is ready, He will bring you alongside each other.

I would also include something I didn't know until after I blew it. Physical intimacy before the marriage will make you have to work twice as hard for emototional intimacy after the marriage. God's way is always, always, always better, and sometimes you don't know what or how bad the consequences of sin will be until it's too late, and that goes for every area of your life, not just this one.

That's just what I'd say to myself.




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