McKenzie Whitaker


So my story doesn’t go in the order that most do… but that’s what makes it mine. I was saved when I was 12 years old at BIG STUFF Church camp in Panama City Beach, FL. I wish I could say I stayed on the straight and narrow path after that but I didn’t. I strayed from the Church and God. I traded Wednesdays and Sundays at church for Saturday night parties.. Fridays too. Even when I strayed God was still never far. He showed up big in my life on June 25th, 2013 and November 1st 2014. Rather than thanking God, I blamed him. Why had he let these things happen ? Where was he when I needed him? Not realizing he had been there all along. I was so angry with God and I was for a long time.

It wasn’t until one Sunday sitting  alone in Church. Only sitting there because my 3 year old son had wanted to go. That I watched the preacher get choked up talking about the love of Christ…which was something I was not use to. That I asked myself not where God had gone but where had I gone?  How had I gotten so lost?  How do I get to a place where I get choked up talking about Christ? That day I decided I was going to try my best to be a better Christian. The Christian that 13 year old had been. Since that Sunday I have still had struggles in walk with faith but then there days that no one can break it. I’m not perfect. I think where a lot of  non-believers get confused is that once you become a Christian and are saved you are ” a perfect person.” What I’ve learned from my journey in my faith is all Christian are perfectly imperfect. We all have struggles, we all have flaws, we all have imperfections.

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“I asked myself not where God had gone but where had I gone?  How had I gotten so lost?”

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We place our faith in Jesus not to become perfect but because even knowing all my imperfections, all my flaws , and all my future mistakes. Jesus still gave his life for me and my sin. Which in my story is a pretty big deal, because there are a lot of them. So if you haven’t found him or maybe you’re like myself and just got lost… find him. It’s never to late to start your story or even restart your story. He is always there and always waiting, even for the ones who lost their way.

 

 

 
There’s more to life than breathing and feeling – Real life is only found in Jesus Christ. 
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Check out my Church: Fusion Church, Madison, GA