Dear Younger Self

Dear Younger Self

This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare – I Timothy 1:18.

A thought dropped into my mind a few days ago, that if I could tell my younger self something, what would it be? And I was just thinking that I’d tell him that all would work out and he’d be exactly where God wanted him to be. God is at work in our lives and it’s the hope that He will complete what He has begun that keeps us soldiering on, but it is only by the sword of the Spirit, God’s word that we are able to continue pressing on. There are times of discouragement and times when it feels like nothing is happening, but there are also seasons when God does what He has promised and we even forget about the battle that we just came from.

I believe the Holy Spirit then said, “Why don’t you take the prophecies and the word God has spoken to you and speak back to your current self from the point where God’s word is fulfilled and say to yourself that ‘God did what He promised’”? Then I came across this Scripture and realized that personal prophecies are weapons to wage a good warfare when everything looks the complete opposite of what God has said. Let us equip ourselves with what God has said and press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:14).

Personal prophecies are weapons to wage a good warfare when everything looks the complete opposite of what God has said

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