Happy birthday to you! I am sure you are excited that you have finally joined the adult club. The future shines bright with various prospects and possibilities and you feel like the world is yours to conquer. It is a good feeling. Don’t lose it; there will be times where you’d feel you are stuck and there is no way for a turnaround but your faith will cause a breakthrough for you.
It feels relieving to be in charge of yourself; your decisions, thoughts and emotions. But with the liberty comes the responsibility of making the right choices and not straying from the path your family trained you to tread on. As you move on in life, you will get to meet various sorts of people who would influence you in diverse ways. Some would add value to you; others would want to draw some virtue out of you. So never lose guard; always assess your relationships and make the necessary adjustments.
The road ahead is not an easy one but with God on your side, you will sail through every storm unscathed. Take one day at a time and give out your best in everything that you do. You will lose friends along the way but it is okay. You will get over it. As you lose some, you will make new ones. Always remember everything and everyone in your life is there for a season and a purpose. You may not fully appreciate it now but you will in due time.
People will call you ‘weird’, ‘odd’ and ‘unusual’; because you are different. Don’t take it the wrong way. You know you are unique. Don’t let anyone make you doubt who you are. They may tease you but inwardly, they admire you and wish they could be like you.
Continue to shine wherever you find yourself, because you are a child of the King. Let them know whose ambassador you are and they would have no choice but to accept it. I am sure by the time you get to the age I am at the moment (way ahead in the future), you would have grown spiritually, emotionally and intellectually to deal with the pressures of this life.
You will be fine. You always have.
An older version of you.