Things I’ve Learned at 18

In a couple of days I will be turning 18, which feels absolutely crazy. I figured that I would share any wisdom that I have learned during my 18 years on this earth. First, please subscribe to my blog and enjoy!

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pray

Something that took me a while to realize was to trust the Lord because he knows what he is doing. Praying is very important and helps me get through the day. Praying to God in times of stress always makes me feel better. Instead of worrying pray, it helps. Praying helps me feel closer to the Lord and it truly helps with whatever I am feeling.

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listen to others

When you are younger you never want to listen to others advice. I always just blew it off and went on with what I wanted to do. I now realize how important it is to listen to other people who have gone through what you are going through.

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no one cares

It can be so easy to live your life accordingly to what people think of you, but just know that no one really cares. It is so important to be yourself and not care about what people think of you. It is your life. It isn’t your life if you let others control it.

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don’t worry, trust God

Worry doesn’t help anything, it does absolutely nothing. No amount of worrying will change the future, so just don’t worry about the small things. I know that this can seem hard, and it is, but it is accomplishable! I have definitely gotten better about this, but I still need to trust the Lord and his plan. He knows what he is doing better than any of us.

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be kind

Kindess is something that is so important but also overlooked. Your actions impact others more than you could ever imagine. Helping someone or complimenting someone could stop them from committing suicide. You could make someones day just by smiling at them. Think about your actions and learn to act kindly. Everyone needs kindness in their life.

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we need God

I know sometimes it can feel like you can do things yourself and your plan is better than Gods. However, we need God. Without God, we have nothing and I know it can be hard to realize that, but eventually you will. You can’t go through life without the Lord.

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go for it

Life is short, you need to just go for it. Do something that scares you or intimidates you because tomorrow is not guaranteed. Next time you face a decision where you can either do the comfortable thing or the thing that makes you squirm, do the latter. You won’t regret it, because what is the worst thing that could happen?

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live in the moment

Instead of waiting for something to come around, like Friday, a vacation or something else, enjoy the moment you are in. You will waste so much time waiting when you could be taking advantage of the moment you are in. Know your boundaries between being excited for something and wasting your life waiting for it.

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value forever

Instead of wasting your time with treasures of this world and getting so consumed with money, think about forever and eternity. Spend your time, or some of your time, getting closer to the Lord. Study the Bible and pray. Yearn to get closer to the Lord and you will not regret it.

 

Those are some of the more important things that I have learned through out my 18 years on this earth. Obviously there are a ton of other things that I would have liked to add, but this post would be too long lol. Thank you so much for reading, I really appreciate it! If you liked, commented, and subscribed it would be the best birthday gift! – Briana

Question: What is one piece of advice you would give an 18 year old? or just something you have learned.Β 

10 thoughts on “Things I’ve Learned at 18

  1. Sounds like you have learned a lot in your life so far. I’d say just to enjoy being young and carefree as it passes in the blink of an eye x

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  2. Happy birthday! In all honesty, I wish I could go back and tell my teenager self to just do what you want/love and don’t care what others think. It’s taken me till my late 20s to do so, and even now it’s hard. But you’re right; no one else really cares! 😊

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  3. This list is wonderful – it shows selflessness and (I think, but I’m only 26, so who knows) maturity, and you can tell that your faith is really strong too. The only thing I could think to add, that I’d like my 18-year-old self to know, is that everything isn’t a competition. You don’t always have to be the best. It’s nice, but it’s ok to just be ok too.

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  4. Happy Birthday to a very wise 18 year old!!! “If God is everything you have – you have everything you need.” John 14:8. πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ‚πŸŽπŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŽˆ

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