My testimony is really nothing special, but I’d thought I’d share it anyways.
I was not born in a Christian family although my siblings and parents might argue that. My dad used to read the Bible to us, but not for very long. My parents fought a lot. And the fact my mom has bipolar doesn’t help much. My dad is also a drinker. But I’m certainly not going to dwell on my family problems.
I didn’t really care about God growing up. I got “saved” when I wax 7, though, because my mom was telling my older sister about hell and it sounded really scary. But I didn’t care about God; I just didn’t want to go to hell. I didn’t want to give my heart to Him and I really didn’t get saved.
I was always questioning my salvation. I told this to my dad multiple times and he always said I was saved, even though I wasn’t. It wasn’t until July 14 2014 (my mom’s birthday) that I got saved. It was the first night at a teen Bible camp and I was really convicted. When I asked God into my heart, I felt a whole new sensation I’ve never felt before.
But I’m not done there. When I got home, I tried so hard to read my Bible daily, but I just couldn’t stick to it. Eventually, I just stopped trying all together. Because of this, I had let a lot of u godly things into my life – Youtubers, video games, music – everything.
It wasn’t until the beginning of the New Year I started reading my Bible daily. God was finally working in my heart. I grew a little, but not much. I still wanted to hold onto the ungodly entertainment in my life. I eventually got rid of heavy metal, but that was it. I was constantly sad and depressed; I hated everything. Yet at the same time, even though I scenced something was wrong, I thought I was the perfect Christian. I was blinded by my sin.
I went to the same camp as before that summer. My counselor saw all the sin in my life I was blind to. I recieved the invetation on Tuesday night to get spiritual help, even though I had no idea what was wrong. At least I knew something was wrong. My counselor took me, and talked to me, and showed me the spiritual errors in my life. So, on July 14 2015, a year exactly I had gotten saved, at the exact same camp where I have gotten saved, in the exact room where I have gotten saved, my eyes were finally open to my sin. (Sadly I was not sitting on the same couch as was when I was saved.)
When I had gotten home from camp, major changes took place. Within tbe first week or so, God spoke to me about bad music I had in my life. And you know what? I listened! And I did it happily! And I kept growing in God. I got rid of all the clutter in my life. I started memorizing verses. I grew closer to God. And just a month ago, God showed me His will for my life, and I am trying to fulfill His will everyday.
No, my life is not perfect. My parents, are divorced, my mom has bipolaf, my dad drinks, my mom is the only one saved in my family other than me (as far as I know…). I have no friends, I… you know what, I’ll stop there 😐. But my point is, even with trials in my life, because of God, I’m happy I’m happy in these trials. And I’m happier than I’ve ever have been. And I’m getting happier everyday. And you know what, girls? I hope you have a growing relationship with God as well! 😁😁😁
|November 29, 2015 at 20:21|
Praise God! I’m glad you’re here in the faith!
|December 7, 2015 at 12:05|
That is an amazing, beautiful testimony!! Would you be alright if I used your testimony in a christian book I am making? It would be totally anynonymus of course!
|September 30, 2016 at 08:07|
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