I grew up in a Christian family & ministered in church throughout childhood. I got baptised at the age of 16. That year was amazing & I really felt the weight of God’s glory on my life. However, a year after my baptism I left church. I attempted to go back to church time after time, but my relationship with Christ ‘outside the 4 walls’ wasn’t there.
My life became about the next party, girl, drink - I truly was deep in sin & needed saving from myself. It looked so great from the outside, but I knew inside that it wasn’t fulfilling. I only looked to deal with things in a worldly way.
The catalyst for change in my life came when my Grandad was in a coma. Through that week prior to his death, God really spoke to me. This period led me to really delve into the word of God. I needed comfort, so I began to pray & worship every day. Although God’s voice became more prominent in my life, I was still living in sin.
I still had major distractions around me, I needed direction. I reached a real low point & that is when God truly extended the hand of grace. I was ready to give up on life because I just couldn’t get it right. At this point, God started speaking through people & situations. God’s word revealed that I had to fully open the door of my heart for Christ to fill & no longer look to sin as the go-to solution.
Since the day I truly made Christ the centre of my life, I feel complete. I’m truly grateful for what God has done in my life & He continues to open many doors.