5 Things I wish I knew when I was younger.

Good Monday Morning Coffee everyone☺️! How is everyone? I hope well. Let me first welcome you to a new week, a new day, and another encouraging conversation with me, Kenya! So if you are ready for today’s awesome conversation, then grab that yummy drink☕️, and let’s get into the discussion!

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So, for today conversation, I would like to discuss some things that I wish I would have known when I was younger. Although this information is something that I believe many have heard about over the years, I myself did not understand just how useful this tools really are to help us to be successful in our everyday life. So let us discuss these things a bit further.

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The first thing I wish I would have known when I was younger was learning more to be in tune with leadership of the Holy Spirit. There were times in my life were the Holy Spirit was telling me that a certain choice that was making was a bad choice. Although I understand now that God is in every detail of our lives, I did not think at the time that God cared about my finances, owning an animal, or buying a product. Although these examples seem random, I believe it was the Lord teaching me to just yield to His leading. Unfortunately this failure to yield to His leading led me to falling into sin. The fortunate part though is that I understand this now and so I now bring my desires and ideals to the Lord, while waiting on His instructions.

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The second thing that I wish I would have known when I was younger would be how to budget my finances, save more, and live beneath my means. Of course when we are younger, these things for most individuals are not a primary concern to us. If you were like me then you would have lived from pay check to pay check. At times I would think to myself where was all of my money going. Yet even with that thought I still was not intentional as I should have been. Even when I saved money, I ended up spending it on something that was not a necessity. These poor spending habits were partly due to me thinking that I needed something “today” instead of waiting until I could afford it later. Now today I realize that God wants us to be a good manager over what He gives us. This includes making sure that we give every single dollar an assignment and that we learn the art of delay and at times to deny ourselves. Also as parents it is our job to teach our children how to manage their money properly as well.

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The third thing that I wish I would have known when I was younger would be to write out a vision and goals. As of this last month I have finally put this into action and I have to say that it really is a game changer. Just doing this simple act has helped me by keeping me focus and intentional. Having a vision and goals has helped me not to be wasteful with my time because I can evaluate what will be useful or not useful when determined to reach my goals. In the past I can see how not having goals or a vision causes us to stumble or walk aimlessly in this life.

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The fourth thing that I wish I would have known would be similar to the second and third point which is I wish I would have had a daily planner. It is about assigning each hour and having a vision for your day. Before, I only had a round about understanding of what I wanted to do for the day (which would be various things) but since I really did not have a schedule, some of those things would have to be done another day. Now many of us would think, well that is not so bad because they can be done another day. Now although this is true, this type of thinking leaves little room for growth. When we are always winging it then we are not being intentional. Also you will stay a dreamer of those things that you wish you could be actually doing because of the lack of intention to do the simpler things on a schedule. When we take the time to make a daily schedule, we start to take ownership of our day, be accountable, and see the possibilities of working on some other unique projects.

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The fifth and final thing that I wish I would have known when I was younger would have to be having intentional and productive habits. This is so important because I believe it gives your vision, goals, and daily planning a great foundation to build upon. When your day begins with intentionality, you are headed for success. Basically these habits are used to build you up everyday in order to make you resilient and solid in order to move you closer and closer to your goals. Also, if you are implementing the right habits then this will help you to be able to maintain and sustain those goals and live out your vision.

So to conclude, although I wish I would have know these things when I was younger, I do believe that failure was an amazing teacher as well. Although those lessons were very expressive I am grateful that I learned them and I don’t have to retake those “classes” anymore. So I hope from this conversation you will take these things mention as helpful tools and implement them into your life and become successful in the area of use.

Side Note: Proverbs 22:7, The rich rules over the poor and the borrower is the slave of the lender.

Monday Morning Coffee question: What are some things that you wish that you would have known when you were younger? Please share them down below.

So remember to take it one day at a time, stay encouraged in the Lord, and remember that God loves you soooo much, so remember to love Him back!

Thank you for joining me for today’s Monday Morning Coffee conversation. I hope you were blessed, inspired, challenged, and of course, encouraged. If so, then please like 👍🏾, subscribe, share, and comment down below. So until next Monday, have a beautiful🌺, blessed day and bye for now👋🏾!


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By Kenya

I am a christian mother of a beautiful daughter. I have served in the navy, wrote a children's book. Now I am trying my hand at blogging hoping to share some encouragment from the things I have learned along the way on the jounery of life.

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