What comes to mind/what do you feel when you hear the name Jesus? Maybe you squirm or feel awkward? Are you afraid? Angry? Confused? Maybe you could just care less about who he is.
Maybe your life is great right now. You are having fun in college, making lots of friends and feel on top of the world. Or maybe you just graduated and got your dream job, loving the real world. You couldn’t possibly understand why you need Jesus because you are happy and feel content. You feel like you don’t need God because you feel like you are a good enough person. I mean, do I need a book to help me live my life…right?
But maybe you are curious? Maybe you are lonely or empty and looking for some greater meaning in your life. Do you feel weighted down by the world and just want some answers? Maybe there are some broken relationships in your life that seem impossible to repair. Do you wonder if God could really love you because of your past?
Growing up, the topic of God was rarely if ever mentioned in my household. The times I went to church, it seemed really cheesy and incredibly boring. It took me 20 years to have an inkling curiosity in Christianity. I certainly didn’t think I needed a relationship with Jesus and thought I was a good enough person on my own. I wasn’t sure if God even existed.
About a year ago though, my life was transformed when I accepted Christ and began an intimate relationship with the creator of the universe. While I have certainly had some challenges since and my life is nowhere near perfect, I have experienced incredible things and my heart has been healed in so many ways.
Unfortunately, there are so many misconceptions about Christianity and who Jesus is. I was turned off by everything for a while, so I understand if you have been too. My purpose of this blog though is to help dispel some of those ideas and give light to what it means to have a relationship with Jesus. I have a burning passion to share my story and everything I have learned.
I am going to admit though, I am scared. There are parts of my story that are hard to talk about. There are parts that may be hard to hear and may be controversial for you. However, I feel in the deepest part of my heart that I have to be open and vulnerable so that God’s glory can be revealed to you all. I hope you will follow me on this journey with me. I can’t wait to see what God has in store.