I don’t think I found Christ, I believe He found me!
Before coming into a relationship with Christ, I was not seeking God at all; in fact, I was extremely far from Him! Everything about my life three years ago sang worldliness; my actions, my thoughts, my words. I would say I had a very strong relationship with sin and it escalated as I got older. I always got in trouble with my parents and this always made me want to start on a clean slate. I would go for alter calls and ‘give my life to Christ’, with no real understanding of His love for me or the meaning of what Christ had done on the cross. I remember after every alter call I would cut all ungodly music out and start reading my bible, in my head I probably thought ‘yes Jesus I am ready to do this, I can do this!’ But, I would always either get bored or fall into sin, condemn myself and then go back to my old ways- not understanding how much of God’s grace I needed.
My first year of university, however, was when I would say my walk with God properly began. I had gotten in a huge mess and I was just tired of running from God and knew He was calling me. So, I decided to open my heart and mind to God and I am super glad I did! From first year till right now, my walk with God has been somewhat a roller coaster, with lots of ups and some downs. I would say most of my struggles have had to do with me not being fully aware of who I am in Christ. However, this is one thing I am growing to understand and I believe it truly makes the difference with our walk in Christ! As I continue to grow in my intimacy with Him, I am becoming more aware of who He is, what He has done for me and who I am in Him. I am growing to understand that I am the Daughter of the King of Kings and my identity is in Christ and there is absolutely nothing/no one else I want my identity to be rooted in *snaps fingers*
There have been so many defining moments in my walk with Christ and truly God is faithful!
I remember when I began my walk with Christ and literally had no friends because I felt I needed to change my environment to grow. I remember whispering to God in the library saying God I need new friends and then I went off to my lecture. The girl sitting next to me happened to be going for a campus fellowship, which she invited me for (a fellowship I now currently attend, which has helped me immensely in my walk with Christ). I also remember in my second year when I opened the doors to sexual immorality again and how God sent so many people to get me out of it and talk some sense in my head (and I overcame, thank God!). I remember last academic year being one of my hardest, however it was also the year I drew closer to God and leaned heavily on His grace and I ended up doing really well.
I can go on and on about the many things God has seen me through and done for me but to cut the long story short, everything that has occurred in my walk with Him points to one bible verse Philippians 1 v 6:
‘Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus’.
So to anyone reading this I just want you to know that God loves you and He would never leave nor forsake you. Like Mathew 28:20 says, ‘He is with us always to the very end of the age!’. If you know Christ keep trusting Him and if you don’t, get to know the one who loves you wholeheartedly!
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