Dear sweet fifteen year old Kailey,
I know you’re trying and it feels likes you’re failing miserably, despite the pretty picture you paint and what it looks like on the outside.
I know you’re trying desperately to do the right thing and make people proud, because that’s what good people do who make something of themselves and you’re determined to do just that and more!
I know you’re striving to win the praise and recognition of those around you, no matter how impossibly difficult it feels most days to keep everyone happy- the popular girls, your teachers, your parents, your friends, your family, your boyfriend and the list goes on…
I know you’re determined to be strong and fake it ’till you make it; to mask the hurt, act the part, appear smarter than your years or to simply fit in and not let the world in on your fragile emotional heart, that feels everything far too deeply.
I know you want to see yourself for something other than what they call you and the titles that people place upon you, looking down every path and possibility that presents itself.
I know you’re struggling to make sense of it all and understand why, despite “following all the rules” of this life and what you know of how to “do it right,” bad things still happen, people don’t like you, you feel pain and no rolodex of accomplishments or accumulation of things makes you truly content or happy – lasting joy is what you want.
I know you want to know why life doesn’t seem fair…. where’s the life you’ve pictured in your head and feel privileged to have? But, here’s the thing:
This world is broken and despite what the everyone tells you, there’s only one thing that’ll fix it….
There will come a day when it all makes sense and you finally feel at home -in this world, in your body, in your purpose, in life’s meaning. And it all starts the day you meet the man of your dreams.
He’s tall, dark and handsome, the exact opposite of who you thought you’d fall in love with. He’s the gentlest, most sweet and loving man you’ll ever meet. And he’ll adore you like no other, exactly as you are, unconditionally. He’ll heal your hurts, your wounds and comfort you like no other. He’ll treat you like the princess that you are and give you gifts that set your heart on fire. He’ll help you discover your true self, your passions and show you a life full of joy, forgiveness and contentment. But it’ll look so different, yet more beautiful, than the fairytale you’re longing for.
He’s the author of your storybook and it ends in happily ever after! The ends already been written.
So you can stop trying; stop striving to write the perfect story and be the perfect heroin! You don’t need to be; He’s already got you covered.
You see, this man will be the answer to your every need, worry, and question. He’ll be your confidence, your strength, your guide, your companion, your rock. He’ll save you the hurt, the chaos and worry, if you’ll just let him…
So look around you at all the clues and the people in your life that point you to him. They’re there and they’re not so hard to find if you just stop to look!
It’s like a real life scavenger hunt that leads you to the prince. His name is Jesus and He’s what you’ve been searching for…