Saturday, June 7, 2014

What do you wish you knew 10 or 20 years ago? If you could go back 10 or 20 years and tell yourself one thing, what would it be?

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So let's say me today, a broken, disturbed, somewhat troubled and depressed Christian man.  And God drops a time machine in my living room, and I jump in and head back 20 years to find myself at age 9... What would I say?  Or do?

Well I was pretty messed in the head by the time I was 9 years old.  I suppose I would walk up to that little snot and tell him to shape up.  And of course he wouldn't.  I wasn't too bad at age 9 though.  Writing stories and playing with action figures.  

Ahh, I know what I would do.  I would toss him an apologetics study Bible.  So that he can know Christ sooner than age 27 half dead and drug addicted, raped, and mentally defeated.  I don't think that little snot would read it though, if it didn't relate to Star Wars in some way it usually ended up grandma's rummage sale.  Hell.. 

I guess if I could go back 20 years and tell him something, I'd tell him to do exactly what he's going to do, and I'll write about it.  Yes.. I stole that from Thoreau.  So I can't say that.  How about, "It's a good thing God is merciful you little twerp, cuz you're gonna flip when your parents divorce and nearly completely self destruct to the point of death."

Then my little 9 year old self would run away crying.  Mommy!  

What would you tell yourself in the past?