Dear Younger Me

There’s a new song on our upcoming release I’m very excited about. It was a very emotional one to write, but I feel it will minister to many people. Even though I can’t let you hear it yet, I can let you read it. Ha

If you could go back, what would you say to your younger self?

Dear Younger Me

Dear younger me
Where do I start
if i could tell you everything that I have learned so far
then you could be
one step ahead
of all the painful memories still running thru my head
i wonder how much different things would be
dear younger me

dear younger me
i cannot decide
do i give some speech about how to get the most out of your life
or do i go deep
and try to change
the choices that you’ll make cuz they’re choices that made me
even though I love this crazy life
sometimes i wish it was a smoother ride
dear younger me

if i knew then what i know now
condemnation would’ve had no power
My joy my pain would’ve never been my worth
if i knew then what i know now
would’ve not been hard to figure out
What I would’ve changed if I had heard

dear younger me
it’s not your fault
you were never meant carry this beyond the cross

you are holy
you are righteous
you are one of the redeemed

set apart
a brand new heart
you are free indeed

every mountain every valley
Thru each heartache you will see
every moment brings you closer
to who you were meant to be
Dear younger dear

  • Diane Kratz

    This song makes me cry every time I listen to it

  • James Bonner

    Hi my names is James….I am currently in a hospital that deals with trauma issues in New Orleans. I’m 47 years old and facing my sexual trauma for the first time. It happened to me close to 35 years ago. Since then I have been faced the daily Shame and Self-hated that my Predators bestowed upon me in the wake of their vile existence. I became a drug addict, sex addict and alcoholic to cover up the Horror of that had been done to me. I’ve been frantic my whole life looking for anything outside myself to cover up what I felt on the inside which I saw as an equally evil and vile person as the ones that “Attempted” to destroy me. I’ve been married to the same woman Michelle for 21 years. I believe God sent her to me keep me alive. I have 2 incredible sons named Joey and Alek. I don’t know how many times Michelle has held me sobbing as I’ve told her I was evil person. I’ve been to four treatment programs to deal with various addictions feeling that those were the problems, never understanding the root cause being trauma. After many psychiatric hospitalizations, four suicide attempts and hundreds of shock treatments to keep me alive I was finally lucky enough to develop an eating disorder? Yes I said lucky because I have an amazing therapist named Amy Quinn that realized it was the trauma finally coming out in the form of an ED… I was lucky enough to be referred to a ED therapist named Jenny who felt I needed impatient help. By that time I had lost over 40 lbs in 6 months in an attempt to starve myself. I was on deaths door when I entered River Oaks Hospital and have been here for almost 20 days. A few days ago I did what they call Psycho-Drama in which I played my child-self and then revert back to my adult-self as I continued to tell that child that it wasn’t his fault. It was the most intense emotional and draining experience of my life. It’s the first time I’ve ever been able to see the light….I’ve always carried the burden of that very sad very wounded young child. It is not my fault and never was!!!!! I Thank God for my wife Michelle who’s stayed with me and never let go. I’ve put her through so much. I Thank God for my family. I Thank God for my sister Julie and my mother who have given us emotional and financial support over the past 20 years as I’ve dealt with my underlying issues and been unable to provide for my family. Julie told me about these lyrics last night and I truly believe it was Gods voice on the phone. And I Thank God for keeping me alive through all this as I bleed out all these wounds that I’m opening up in a chance to reclaim my Soul and free it from all the sorrow. Today in front of all of you I AM RECLAIMING MY YOUNGER SELF for a chance that I haven’t had in over three decades. I’TS NOT MY FAULT!!!! I pray that you all can reclaim yours. Thank you God for putting Mercy Me in all of our lives……