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To a fellow blogger, a friend, a younger sister, who once upon a time had her own little space.
I know that it hasn't exactly been the easiest of times for you, and that we often become disillusioned under such adverse situations. It is much easier to just break out and do your own thing, forgetting all the hassle of being a "good" Christian, a hardworking student, or a fillial daughter.
Different influences are now available to you as you progress into the higher echelons of educational endeavour, some good, and others…not so good. It seems that every cell in your being wants to try out the life that you've been forbidden to for so long. You see other people your age having fun and living the high life, taking things one day at a time. No worries. No obligations. No responsibilities.
I know, because I've been there as well. Truth is, many of us have. It is important that we tell you this right now because your decisions today, right this moment, determine who you are, and who you will be. To be perfectly honest, I do not know what the "correct" choices are, because there just seems to be an endless myriad of possibilities. What I do know is this: Choose Christ.
If at any one point in your life you've been shown His light, cling on to it. For to him who has, much will be given, so the familiar saying goes. It is a very real possibility to lose the light that you've been given, tempting as it is to dabble in the fun things and then return later on.
Though I'd hate to be all preachy and sombre, I have to remind you, and all of us, that these are times when the darkness seems to suffocate all light. As a brother I would beseech you to choose wisely, and comfort you in the fact that my heart, and also many of ours, go with you.
Grow wisely, for He has shown you what is good and what He requires of you. To live justly, and to love mercy. And to walk humbly with your God. (Micah 6:8).
We have love for you in our hearts. Even if it is from a distance.

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