From This Is Who You Are.
I don’t care what mistakes you’ve made or will make. I don’t care if you seem lost at times. You are wise. You are wise not because you’re smart or intelligent, but because you fear God and humble enough to learn.
To fear God means to be awed by His greatness. So stay in His presence through daily, all-day-long, prayer and worship. Don’t just mumble a request, call on Him to overwhelm you, and He will grant you His grace to do what you have to do and be who you have to be.
Remember the words: Do not conform to the pattern of this world. What is their pattern? The way they think, the things they do, the way they live, and their reasons and motivations. They think they choose for themselves, yet they are so easily swayed by opinion. They think they do what’s right, yet they’re so fearful and insecure. They think they’re living the life, yet they’re never fulfilled, never content. Their reasons and motivations are empty; they’re always wondering why they’re not happy and missing the gifts God has already bestowed.
You are not like these people. Do not walk in their ways.
Instead, surround yourself with people who will lead you to God, who will encourage you to be disciplined, who will believe in faith with you, and help you fight for the things you value. Develop your ability to discern past your feelings. Use your sensitivity to sense when something is wrong and wait on Him. When you hear, trust that it is God speaking to you, and run to Him. Use that same sensitivity to sense when something is right.
Stay humble. Keep Learning. Don’t be afraid of making mistakes. Most of all, trust in God. You are His daughter. This is who you are.