Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
2 Corinthians 5:17
My life has changed since I met Jesus Christ! Here is a testimony that I like to share with you.
When I was a kid, I used to search love from fairy tale and romantic films. Perhaps the reason was having a broken family. My parents separated when I was 12 years old. How they parted ways was still vivid in my memory.
Growing up alone was the hardest. There was no proper guidance, I guess.
During highschool and college, I studied in an exclusive school for girls which led me to homosexuality. In between, I worked in the modelling industry to sustain a luxurious life.
Things changed after meeting my kid’s dad. Got pregnant at the age of 20, since I wanted to have my own family. After six years of relationship, decided to part ways because I was not really happy.
Entered a lot of short time happiness and flings, but never really had the satisfaction until I met my 2nd boyfriend. He was a foreigner and his culture was different. In him, I found security and contentment. To conclude, my entire life revolved around him. Hence, he was my greatest idolatry.
The guy proposed marriage and I accepted. At first, I was in cloud nine. However, I started to feel different. I was NOT happy. Maybe the relationship was not right. He accepted my past, yes. He loves me, yes. But he cannot bring my daughter, once we fly and live in his country. And that changed my entire perspective. Finally, both decided to call it quits.
Trust me, my life was shattered into pieces. My heart was broken, even I questioned God why I had to go through these. What is my purpose? Why do I exist?
However, it is during this tough moment when God spoke and asked me to come home. God is my Lord and Savior, and He as my Father, disciplines me as His own daughter. He brought me back to the right track, just when I seem to be so lost. He understands how painful this discipline may be, but it is His way to remind me to trust His plans accordingly.
He spoke to me through this bible verse,
“”In the same way I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born,” says the Lord. “If I cause you the pain, I will not stop you from giving birth to your new nation,” says your God.”” Isaiah 66:9
That minute, I surrendered my life to Jesus. It was a 180 degree turn! A radical change, right?
Last January, I joined my friends in fasting and requested only one prayer. I asked if I can have a personal relationship with Him. True enough, I got baptized last April 17, 2016. Indeed God is faithful! I was not worthy of His love, but because Jesus died for me, it became all worth it. I was forgiven and His grace saved me through His death on the cross.
Now, I believe there is a reason why you are reading my testimony. It was not an accident, so to speak. Like me, you were chosen by Him. God has plans for you no matter how bad your life is. Jesus never promised it would be easy. He promised only one and that is ETERNAL LIFE.