I am from Korea, and in Korea, entering college is a big competition and lots of efforts are invested for the standardized tests, the G.P.A, and other preparations for college. I had a strong desire to get into the top university. Through fierce competition, I attained this dream of getting into the university that I aimed for.
Once I started at the university, because I accomplished the big goal in my life, I did not have any sense of purpose. Nothing in my life gave me “life”. I went to classes, met people, came back to the dorm, but nothing really gave me the motivation for life.
Then one day a staff member from the Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship challenged me that I was wasting time and money, because I didn’t have a real personal relationship with Jesus. Her words awakened me to the reality that I did not have any peace, confidence or sense of direction in my life. Even though I attained the main goal in my life, that accomplishment could not provide me with any sure foundation for the future. Also, I had been always worried about what others would think of me. When I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord, peace and joy sprang up from the deepest part of my heart. I knew that I was a sinner who rejected God my creator but I knew that I was completely forgiven by the blood of Jesus Christ, God’s one and only Son. After that, I did not drift along any more, but chose to give my life to God one day at a time. Now my every day is blessed because Jesus Christ is my Master, and he directs my steps in my life.