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    I would have told my 13 year old self everything that has happened up to now. I would have been so scared I'd be successful right now.
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    "Take care of your teeth, it's going to bite you in the behind later if you don't. You are an impossible person and that's a good thing, you just don't know it yet. Don't doubt yourself, usually that is going to be other people's doubt you're dealing with when the time comes. When the time comes, you'll know, but it's still gonna hurt, just so you know. Oh, and by the way - don't forget to wind your watch."
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    Don't ever allow the enemy to cause you self doubt, keep being yourself and stay on track with your studies. Big hugs, from your older self x
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    Stay gold, little man.... stay gold..

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    "pick up bass guitar asap, and ask your orchestra teacher if you can start playing bass"

    I wouldnt have been able to say anything meaningful, my teenage self was a know-it-all and a fool. Im actually pretty sure that if I ever met my teenage self, Id really dislike him : p
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blain View Post
    I only drink it for the caffeine not the taste unless of course it's starbucks I got hooked on that recently. My caffeine addiction is pretty bad I can drink 3 44 ounce coffees in day and that is normal for me it's that bad
    That's not a coffee problem, that's a self control problem. It turns out that both coffee and chocolate have great health benefits. But as with most things those benefits can be wiped out if abused. Moderation in all things actually does seem to be good godly advice.
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    To teenage self: Don't ever have a boyfriend. Or if you do, don't choose losers.

    To middle-aged self: Hang in there. It'll be worth it in the end.






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    Man I'm telling you, I'd tell my little old self the same thing... No losers.. good gosh did I waste years.. find I'm content by myself when before I thought it to be impossible..
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    To teenage self: Don't ever have a boyfriend. Or if you do, don't choose losers.

    To middle-aged self: Hang in there. It'll be worth it in the end.


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    Oh, I know another one:

    DON'T listen to the teachers! Do NOT aim for higher education, it gets you NOWHERE
    Go for something handy in stead

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    Quote Originally Posted by wwjd_kilden View Post
    Oh, I know another one:

    DON'T listen to the teachers! Do NOT aim for higher education, it gets you NOWHERE
    Go for something handy in stead
    What? Would you honestly have me believe that a degree in photography won't help me in life? Pfft. Some people...

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    Go west young man.
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    Focus on God now & don't be so much in the world. There are friends I had as a teen that I lost contact with. Wish I could've told them the importance of having God in their lives.
    Romans 10:13 - For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
    Acts 3:19 - Repent therefore and turn to God, so that your sins may be blotted out, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.
    Ephesians 6:11 - Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.

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    Quit worrying about what other people think of you.

    Get a degree and get a good job. If you wait it may be too late or just not a good time to get a degree. Poverty is absolutely no way to live, feel good about yourself or enjoy life.

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    Here's another one. When the music teacher asks if you want to play the
    recorder, say no, ask for a flute or saxophone. You have a better ear for music than the
    music teacher!

    Oh and tell the religious education teacher about the real gospel message.
    I might get an F but they might get saved.
    He is God and
    we are not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreeNChrist View Post
    That's not a coffee problem, that's a self control problem. It turns out that both coffee and chocolate have great health benefits. But as with most things those benefits can be wiped out if abused. Moderation in all things actually does seem to be good godly advice.
    indeed it is self controll that is the issue sadly that is my greatest weakness but if there is one thing I know about God it's that he takes our greatest weaknesses and turns them into our greatest strengths
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blain View Post
    indeed it is self controll that is the issue sadly that is my greatest weakness but if there is one thing I know about God it's that he takes our greatest weaknesses and turns them into our greatest strengths

    Thats right, it's His fruit that He produces and we bear.....and He isn't through with any of us yet.

    "I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing." John 15:5

    "But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things." Gal. 5:22-23
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    Quote Originally Posted by FreeNChrist View Post
    Thats right, it's His fruit that He produces and we bear.....and He isn't through with any of us yet.

    "I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing." John 15:5

    "But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things." Gal. 5:22-23
    Indeed this is why even when the enemy tries to get me to feel weak and focus on my weaknesses I am not worried because it was never my own strength that mattered and any weaknesses I may have now I believe he will turn around. It is actually for this reason that I am not afraid to take a leap of faith i don't question if I have enough strength or faith or if my weaknesses will make it impossible because wherever I may be lacking he isn't
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    To teen aged self : I would say stay pure, you will never regret it, also stay 1000 yards away from drugs

    To Middle aged self: Enjoy your life, you have earned it!!
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    More advice I'd give my teenage self (supposing I'd listen to it, which isn't likely):

    1. You're weird. Accept it. You aren't like other people and never will be. The sooner you come to terms with it, the better off you'll be. You spent a lot of time allowing people get under your skin that didn't deserve to be there.

    2. Pay no mind to the bullies. Not a single one of them...not a single one ever amounts to anything. In fact, your nemesis ends up spending 15 years of his life in the Wyoming State Penitentiary for shaking his own baby to death. A person like that isn't anything to get worked up over.

    3. Just stay away from women. I know you're conflicted and confused about your sexuality. You are NOT gay. You simply don't have the feelings or urges other people do. You aren't missing out on anything. I know you won't listen to this particular piece of advice, but I will testify that you'll be nothing but disappointed each and every encounter.

    4. Never sell your Mustang. Ever. Yeah, it's kind of a POS right now, but keep it. You're sitting on a goldmine and you don't yet realize it. If you sell it, you'll always regret it. Especially once you find out how rare that particular option-set on that particular year is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yahweh_is_gracious View Post
    More advice I'd give my teenage self (supposing I'd listen to it, which isn't likely):

    1. You're weird. Accept it. You aren't like other people and never will be. The sooner you come to terms with it, the better off you'll be. You spent a lot of time allowing people get under your skin that didn't deserve to be there.

    2. Pay no mind to the bullies. Not a single one of them...not a single one ever amounts to anything. In fact, your nemesis ends up spending 15 years of his life in the Wyoming State Penitentiary for shaking his own baby to death. A person like that isn't anything to get worked up over.

    3. Just stay away from women. I know you're conflicted and confused about your sexuality. You are NOT gay. You simply don't have the feelings or urges other people do. You aren't missing out on anything. I know you won't listen to this particular piece of advice, but I will testify that you'll be nothing but disappointed each and every encounter.

    4. Never sell your Mustang. Ever. Yeah, it's kind of a POS right now, but keep it. You're sitting on a goldmine and you don't yet realize it. If you sell it, you'll always regret it. Especially once you find out how rare that particular option-set on that particular year is.


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