Don’t you ever doubt yourself or how far you will go.
Don’t you ever stop using your voice to stand up for yourself and the people you love and the strangers in this world who are too afraid to talk.
There are going to be times when things will suck big time, but don’t let those times hold you back. Keep pushing and keep pursuing.
Don’t you ever stop being you. And don’t you ever allow people to tell you to be someone else or something different.
You are not too loud or too big or too small. You are not too much, you are exactly enough for the people who are meant to love you.
Don’t you dare for one single second listen to the voices in your head that come from the enemy.
Don’t believe what that voice has been trying to convince you of your entire life.. that you’re not enough. That you’ll never be enough.
I know it will feel like you’re treading water at times, and you won’t be sure where the strength will come from to keep fighting. But it will all work out one day, I swear to you.
There will be days when you’re strong and surrounded by light and love and friendship. And there will be other days when you feel completely alone, like no one understands at all. But you are truly never alone.
Cling to God. Cling to your faith like your life depends on it.. because it does.
Take time to notice the real friends who show up, because they will be your strength when you need it the most.
Do not, I repeat, DO NOT make yourself small just because you’re afraid to take up space and speak up. Stay true to who you are and be yourself.
You will make mistakes. Some big mistakes. But don’t beat yourself up over them. You are so much more than a silly mistake.
You have one of the most beautiful hearts In the entire world, and even though in your life you will experience more pain and more rejection and more heartache than most people, please don’t let that make you cold and break you. Remain beautiful, even when you’ve been completely broken.
All of your pain will serve a purpose. God’s got big, amazing things planned for you.
I know you will wish this was all over, and I know that people will have no idea what you’re actually going through, but it’s all going to be different one day. Please know God made you this way for a reason. You were given a voice because you’re bold enough to use it.
You don’t need to change a single thing, because you weren’t made to fit in. You were made to make a difference in this world.
Don’t you dare let the passion in your heart ever die out, and don’t you ever apologize for being you.
Follow your heart, sweet girl, and know that you are fully supported and surrounded by love and light and one day you will be completely free.
Your Future Self