Before knowing God, my perception of Him was one of fear and punishment. Growing up in church, I thought strict obedience is what God expected from me. Every mistake made me fear a painful consequence.
As a teenager, I struggled through tough times and questioned why God allowed me to experience pain. I couldn’t help but think that life wasn’t fair, and I knew I needed to make sense of my suffering.
This led me to turn my back on religion and pursue my own selfish desires.
My choices only led me further away from God and left me feeling empty and unhappy. But then something changed.
After countless failed relationships and a realization that I couldn’t keep living like this, I opened my heart to really knowing God. After a moment of desperation, I prayed to God for healing.
“I realized I didn’t have to be
perfect to be loved by Him”.
The God I know now is not full of wrath and punishment, but is full of love and compassion. It is through this new relationship with Him I have found purpose and fulfillment in my life.
As I let go of my sin and embraced the Lord, a wave of freedom washed over me. Suddenly, the weight of the world seemed to lift from my shoulders, and I felt grateful for everything around me.
I couldn’t get enough of reading the Bible and learning more about God.
With each passing day, my heart felt lighter, yet stronger. Instead of constantly trying to do everything by myself, I learned to lean into God and find rest in His presence.
I realized I didn’t have to be perfect to be loved by Him. Like a loving father, God pulled me close and reminded me I was never alone.
Through the study of the Bible, I’m experiencing a transformation unlike any other. Learning who God is and submitting to His will has resulted in a profound change within me.
It’s not about attending church or performing any specific rituals; it’s simply about allowing God to mold me into the person He created me to be.
I take no credit for my newfound humility and the shedding of my prideful tendencies. All I’ve done is listen to His teachings and live them out to the best of my ability.
It’s through my obedience to His Word that I’m being transformed from the inside out.
As a result, His light radiates through me, and I’m eager to share this transformative power with others.
My prayer is that everyone around me may witness His grace within me and want to come to know God as well.