I've always said ministry is the closest thing I'll ever get to time travel.
I'll never get to go back in time and talk to myself in jr high or right out of college. I'll never get to warn him, encourage him, or convince him to get help when he needed it most. But there are times in ministry where you come face to face with someone in a similar situation to what you've been through before.
It's like you're them for the future.
You're on the other side of what they're currently in, and you get to tell them what you wish you could tell your younger self.
That's why I'm so excited for people to read my book. It's exactly what I wish I could have read in my darkest moments.