I grew up in a home where we attended church regularly. I realized through my parents and my own reflection at an early age that I could not get to heaven by my own actions or by “being a good person”. This stuck with me because that is where I wanted to go. I was ashamed of my disobedience to what I knew was right and that is sin; I had become ashamed at how I lived my life and ashamed that nothing made sense anymore. I felt chained up and didn’t know where or how to get the key.
It was a Sunday morning during the message when I began to feel a gentle pull; a feeling in my heart…drawing me and leading me to find that peace and safety I had always wanted but had kept avoiding. I felt ashamed of my sin so I turned to Jesus for relief from it. He took away my sin.
Becoming a Christian didn’t mean I became perfect or that I became the most popular girl at school but now I have the hope and assurance of eternal life. I continue to face challenges in life but the best thing is that with Jesus as my Lord, I don’t have to go it alone. I finally have peace and happiness in my life and I want to share it with others.
Check out my Church: Chandler Southern Baptist Church, Chandler, OK