The story from this reminder came from early last week while I was talking to an old friend from high school. Somehow a topic came up where my friend said, “You weren’t that easy to get to know back in high school; you were very closed off”. She continued to say that she used to talk with another one of our friends about how closed off I was and what the best way to fix me was. I’d always thought that my friendships in high school weren’t as deep as in college, but this new information shocked me to my core as I became insecure and somewhat resentful of what I was hearing. I began to backtrack events of my past and even doubt who I was even through college. Needless to say, that was a troubling night.
The next day, as I was waiting for class to start, a voice came into my head over and over again “You are not who you were” and I was reminded of 2nd Corinthians 5:17 (“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old is gone, the new has come!”) Thanks to the Holy Spirit (&friends to hear my complaints), my week was not ruined with doubt and insecurities.
Reuelle. 21. Hollywood, CA