Twenty Four years, encompassing first steps, training wheels, new friendships and first crushes. We gain numerous experiences, accomplishments and milestones through these years. We are so often given advice by those that have gone before us, but as young souls we want to learn and explore on our own. Only through mistakes, heart ache, and tears do we grow and overcome our fears.
One thing we have to remember is that there should be no regrets only experience gained through each decision we make. As a Christian it is important to know that God has known our every thought and decision before it was made and He loved and forgave us anyways. If God is able to forgive us then we should be able to as well. Sometimes people wonder how can God use me after the mistakes of my past, but we need to know that these thoughts only prevent us from using our God given gifts, and achieving our potential. So take today to make a difference in your ways, make a change in your thoughts, and be the light you were created to be.
Matthew 5:14 instructs us to be the light to those around us, "You're here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept." God wants us to let our individual talents to shine. This is His instruction for us. When we spend time with Him daily we will develop a keen understanding for our steps and direction for the future.