This post is more of a personal confession.
There are times I feel a tinge of (righteous?) jealousy that many people find Jesus at a much earlier age than I did (23). I made some stupid mistakes as a rebellious youth and I feel that had I really known God and Salvation through Jesus back then, I wouldn’t have chased after such.
People say that you should value your experiences as they are what make you who you are today. That seems like a load of dog poop spread around by a Roomba sometimes.
I look back at a lot of things I could/should have done differently, and it bothers me still at times. Shame, guilt, and definitely embarrassment do not go away easily, but through Jesus we have the promise that we don’t have to be paralyzed by them.
Whenever I feel this way, I remind myself that God has perfect timing, and that He doesn’t judge me the way I judge myself. I know that He will use all my experiences, good and bad, for His Perfect Will.
Yet, I am human and this is how I feel at times.
I hope that this translates into you knowing that it’s never too late or too early in the eyes of God. He desires a relationship with you now, and now is the best time for it.
Ecclesiastes 3:11He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.