I know we have never met. We don’t know each other, but I have a good feeling about us. By God’s grace, we should get along just fine. I was friends with my past, but not anymore. My life seemed to always be in turmoil because of our friendship. Nothing good came from our relationship, so I put an end to it. Now, I’m better off for having done that.
I must admit, I’m pretty excited about our friendship. I’ve learned from my past mistakes and that’s why I’m determined not to make the same mistakes again. I intend to work extra hard so I can make our meeting a success.
I know that because I decided to stop the drinking and partying doesn’t mean the rest of the world have stopped. There will be parties to attend. There will be alcohol-drinking and pot-smoking. There will be fights to get into. Still, I know they’ll all get along fine without me. I’m looking forward to the good times we’ll have together without all of those things. I know that if I stay focused, we’ll have a ball—and the good part is, I’ll be able to remember it all the next day!
I had a rough time being the odd one. You know, being the social misfit or awkward loner. Sometimes it felt like I was allergic to friendship. But I’m working hard to change all of that. I’m now more open, and I make an effort to socialize, no matter how uncomfortable it may seem. That way, I know things will be better when we finally meet.
The Bad-relationship Stars
I have been in one bad relationship after the next. It was tiring… and depressing. But since I stop allowing my past to dictate what happens between us, things have been much better. I no longer call “being single” the enemy. Instead, I am embracing not being in an intimate relationship. Nevertheless, I am still in a committed relationship—with Jesus. He’ll send me the right person when it’s time.
I have no control over what will happen, but I’m making all the preparation for us to have a good encounter. I know that what I do now will determine what will happen when we finally meet. But I am willing to put in all the work. I cannot do it alone, but Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” That’s why I am confident that with God’s help, what is coming will be greater than what was—even greater than what is!
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
If you get to have a conversation with your future, what would you say?