It was high time to let God take control of my life. There was no other answer. I decided to rededicate my life to Christ at the age of 16, when I was in serious doubt of whether I had fully recognized the true meaning of God’s love for us or not. Most of the people I knew would have said that I was an upstanding model of a young Christian man, but despite all the knowledge and “wisdom” I had achieved up to that point, I could not say that I felt close to God at all.
However, it all changed for me when I decided to go to a youth function at Maryland Community Church. A troupe of traveling ministers and worshipers were visiting the church, and they decided to test our knowledge of our own salvation. When they asked us if we had truly accepted Jesus as our savior, I had to stop and think about it. I thought “If I am struggling to proclaim Christ as my savior, how real can my faith be?” I came to the crushing realization that I had been growing apart from God for a long time, largely due in part to my decreasing time spent in the word and increasing amount of time spent being subservient to my fleshly desires. I sat down with one of the worship leaders and went through rededicating my life to Christ, and it was as if a weight was hoisted off my shoulders!
To this day, I am so grateful to God for the gift of His son Jesus Christ, and will continue to be until the day I die.
Check out my Church: World Gospel Church, Terre Haute, IN