I was so alone. I tried to act like I knew what I was doing, like I was having fun and was in control, but in truth I was lost and confused. No matter what I did or tried, I always felt like I had a huge gaping hole inside of me! I tried to fill that hole with so many things. Not all of them were bad necessarily, but some of them were pretty destructive. Before long, that lifestyle took over. I forgot who I was. I felt that on my own I had nothing to offer.
As a sophomore in college, I was invited to a “thing” as two guys called it. That thing turned out to be a Bible Study that changed my life. I saw genuine people loving God, and loving me for the first time. I started going to church and attending bible studies and even went to youth camp as a sponsor. I was still missing something. During that camp I realized that I knew a lot about Jesus, but I had never had a relationship with him. So I asked Christ to be my Lord and my Savior.
I have peace and security. I’m confident in who I am now, and I know that I’m loved! God has changed so many things in my life. The young lady that I started dating before that camp is now my wife, and the mother of my two children. Those kids that I sponsored that week became a source of inspiration, and I’ve been serving as a youth pastor for nearly six years now. My life is a life of purpose. I’ve experienced the love of God first hand, and now I can’t help but share it.
Check out my Church: First Baptist Church, Borger, TX