I’m saying goodbye

June 30, 2014

I’m saying goodbye to the girl who was naive. I’m not going to cling to childish reactions anymore. I’m going to say goodbye to the easily stressed person I was and always remind myself to not be anxious and pray without ceasing. I will open my mind and listen when others point out my mistakes, only so I could be better. I’m saying hello to someone who knows what she’s doing and how to react properly, someone who, despite having experienced a lot, is still humble enough to take in criticisms – both negative and positive, someone who knows how to accept things because she knows that God works all things together for her good and others.

I’m saying goodbye to the girl who was insecure. I’m putting up Psalm 139:14 on my tab as my wallpaper to remind me that I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I’m going to embrace how I look, my weight, my weaknesses, my flaws and my imperfections, because I know that what is inside matters most, not what meets the eye. I’m saying hello to someone who does not get easily dragged down by judgmental people, someone who loves and accepts herself enough to radiate that same love towards others because she knows she was made in God’s image and likeness and He made her just the way He needs her to be.

I’m saying goodbye to the girl who was emotional. I’ve deleted and will still be deleting my old Facebook posts, my very hugot and sentimental tweets, and my ancient Tumblr posts. I’m bidding the drama goodbye and I’ll be offering it all up to prayer, an act I should have been doing a long time ago. I’m saying hello to someone who knows how to handle everything well because she knows God’s grace is sufficient. Someone who knows when to say something because she has something to say, someone who knows how to keep quiet because she knows that a soft answer turns away wrath.

I’m saying goodbye to the girl who was scared. I’m praying for the courage I need to ask for forgiveness to those I have wronged and to forgive those who have wronged me – in time. I’m leaving behind all the fears that dragged me for the past years. I’m closing my doors to the fears that have held me from growing up, not only growing old. I’m saying hello to someone who’s brave enough to take risks, someone who knows when to say sorry and when to forgive, someone who’s not easily trampled on because she knows God is her Anchor and her firmest Foundation.

I’m saying goodbye to the girl who was unproductive. I’m going to make sure I don’t count the hours, but I’ll make my hours count. I’m going to exert every effort, with all the strength He will provide so I can do everything I need to accomplish every single day of the week. I’m going to be persistent until I reach who God has planned me to be, until I stay where God wills me to stay. I’m saying hello to someone who knows when to say no when the load is too heavy, someone who dislikes to waste her time on things that will not bring her any good, someone who could seize the day but still puts God first because she knows that if she seeks God’s kingdom first and His righteousness, all she needs will be given to her – in fact even more.

I know the past is a vital part of who we are in the present and what our future will be, but I’m saying goodbye to the old me. This is the girl, letting go – of all the fears, the pain, the insecurities, the juvenility, – and letting God. This is the girl, willing to live out what Proverbs 3:5-6 actually means.

I’m saying goodbye to the girl I was because tomorrow, I welcome the changed, strong woman God wills me to be.

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  • Reply Eddielli Bungay July 2, 2014 at 7:12 am

    What a beautiful essay! You are really amazing! 🙂

  • Reply Helen gatbonton July 5, 2014 at 1:48 am

    nice review.galing

  • Reply Beth P. Andres July 6, 2014 at 7:41 am

    Everyone of us aspire to become a better person. Nobody's perfect, I admire someone like you, and I can say that your strong enough to admit your flaws, Welcome to a new you. God Bless you more.

  • Reply Lovely Joy V. Merced July 7, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    very inspiring, this is the real meaning of happiness, just do what you want and do what is right <3

  • Reply Superaena July 10, 2014 at 12:21 am

    Thanks! 🙂

  • Reply Superaena July 10, 2014 at 12:21 am


  • Reply Superaena July 10, 2014 at 12:21 am

    Thank you, Elinor!

  • Reply Superaena July 10, 2014 at 12:22 am

    Indeed. Accepting my flaws is a large risk to take. Thank you! God bless you too.

  • Reply Superaena July 10, 2014 at 12:22 am

    Right, Lovely! 🙂

  • Reply Mariel July 10, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    Such an inspiring post 🙂 I remember the saying "Let go, let GOD." For me, this is just what we all need. We should always trust in him.

  • Reply Superaena July 11, 2014 at 12:26 am

    Right! 🙂 I'm letting go and I'm letting God 🙂

  • Reply Deej July 13, 2014 at 4:28 am

    Great post! Sometimes there are things in life we have to let go and learn to embrace for us to be a better person but sometimes, accepting who we were is the best way for us to correct those things we need to leave behind. Na-inspire naman ako mag post ng ganito.

  • Reply Helen gatbonton July 16, 2014 at 5:45 am

    wow such a nice post ever

  • Reply Criz July 28, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Great thoughts that you're saying hello to the new you. ^_^.
    Hopefully, seeing a new you will be the happiest person I would rather to see.

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