About a year ago, i decided to take charge of my life and step out of my parents’ shadow. I decided to seek God and take Him by His word. I had little or no problems with the faith; amean i was born and bred in the church. The only thing was i needed to experience God for myself. I desired to have a relationship with Him. I wanted to stop being spoonfed and playing church. It was becoming a sort of ritual. So i made up my mind. The first thing i did was to read Myles Munroe’s God’s Big idea.[It had been on my shelf for over a year! Imagine!]. Instantly, i had a paradigm shift. My perception and attitude towards the things of God changed just after chapter one. That right there was my turning point. The rest they say is history.
I think being a Christian in this generation is one of the toughest things really. Our parents have no idea what we go through. As a young person, luckily for me i got a good foundation, there are certain core values that i’ve imbibed growing up. There are certain things that appeal to me and vice versa and there are certain things i can and can’t do. So it’s kinda sorta easier. I don’t have to deal with a bad reputation or worry about my past catching up with me because of certain things i may have/haven’t done. Buh then again, life is not a bed of roses. The Christian race they say is not for the feeble. It’s about surrending your life to God [who has given you that life] and letting Him use you as a vessel.
A lot of things have shaped my life this past [almost] one year. From sermons to worship songs to books and the ultimate, the Bible. I realised God has instructions and guidelines concerning EVERY single thing in this world. And the thing is, it’s for our own good. That’s how i see it. If God has instructed us against something, be sure it’s to avoid certain repercussions because He is the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. He knows the end even before it happens. It’s as simple as that. The same applies to our character and attitude. You won’t go far with an egocentric and malicious character. It’s really up to you. Aside that, christianity isn’t just about having a sense of propriety or making laudable efforts,[i’m not saying it’s wrong] it’s more about finding your purpose and fulfilling it. God didn’t just decide to create you for puppetry, He had a plan still does. And so each and everyone of us needs to play our part of that plan so that in the end, we’ll all reign with Him for eternity. Really. It’s that simple. We really don’t have the time to be get drunk or have casual sex. There’s so much at stake. We can’t afford to waste our lives because once it’s gone,it’s gone! There’s no redemption in death.
It hasn’t been all rosy. I had to drop some habits which were quite difficult [still struggling a bit tho],some friends who weren’t on the same path and couldn’t influence me positively [Yeah,now you know,if this applies to you] you know,stop listening to ”certain” songs,novels alike e.t.c. Buh in all atm i’m proud of myself and how far i’ve come because i know His grace is sufficent and that the same God that started with me is just as able to perfect everything that concerns me. Amen