I grew up attending church but it wasn’t until college that I first remember hearing the gospel of Jesus Christ… Up until that point I was making a mess of my life with no real direction or purpose. I was pretty foolish and tried to find my significance in friends, parties, and girls… Those things make really bad god’s and giving myself to them only seemed to produce anxiety, insecurity, and personal affliction. It got to the point where I even remember thinking to myself “this must be what drives people to commit suicide.”
It was during this dark season of life when I met the real God through a fellow student who shared the gospel with me. For the first time as an act of my will I gave my life to Jesus Christ! and then began living in light of his death on the cross for my sins, and physical resurrection from the grave. Jesus is an amazing God. I knew that I needed something, or someone, to lead my life and placing my faith in Jesus began a process of life transformation I never would have imagined. I began to see that it was not I who would make myself a more acceptable person but Jesus who would transform me from the inside out to be the person he wanted me to be.
Becoming a Christian didn’t take away all my issues, but I could see my heart changing over time and could not deny that something outside of my own efforts was growing in me contentment, love, and courage. Life continues to throw curve balls at me but Jesus gives me the strength to press on when I would otherwise give up. Jesus is alive! and the life I have knowing him is my greatest treasure.