Two words can describe how my life was before I met Jesus: no direction. I had family and I had friends, I went to school and I played sports but none of it had any meaning. I often wondered why everything turned out the way it did. Why certain things happened to some people and not to others. Why I always seemed to get the short end of the stick. I couldn’t understand it no matter how much time I spent thinking about it.
My new friend, Michelle, decided to invite me to a music program at The Salvation Army. I was excited to attend because I had always wanted to learn how to play the guitar. I loved the music program and eventually Michelle invited me to church. After attending for a while I was invited to go to Youth Councils, a once a year weekend convention for teenagers. The weekend was very emotional and I came to realize what I had been missing in my ‘old’ life. I realized how much Jesus loved me and cared about me, and everything that I do.
I am not going to lie to you and tell you that since I’ve accepted Jesus, everything’s been perfect. That’s not how it works. We’re not promised that our lives will be easier. In fact, just recently I had to deal with one of the hardest things I’ve ever gone through, my boyfriend/soon to be fiancé was killed in a car accident. It is still hard to deal with the pain, but with pain comes joy. I’ve had wonderful moments in my life. God has brought people into my life that have been there for me and supported me through everything. Now-a-days I’m trying really hard to build my relationship with Jesus. I’m trying to trust Him more and realize that I don’t have all the answers, and that’s ok. I know that God will take care of me, and that’s all I ever need to know.