I Forgot About God

A college student from Slovenia learns that God didn't forget about her.

Katja (center) with Joy (left) and Niki (right). Photo by Debbie Trosper

My name is Katja. I am 20 years old and I am student of math.

I believed in God my whole life. I would talk with him and ask for help when I needed it. I felt that God was around me. I was a happy and strong person.

But a year and half ago, I met a guy and we started dating. He didn't believe in God. He actually hated Him because his parents forced him to go in church and make sacraments. I told him that I was a Christian, so he wanted to change my mind about this. At first I defended faith in the Lord but sooner or later I started to believe his words. I finally decided that I didn't need God in my life. I didn't talk with God or pray anymore, and I totally forgot about Him.

Since then my life started falling down. I was angry, I lost respect of myself and others. My relatives were telling me that I was a completely different person, that they didn't know me anymore and they didn't know how to help me. Almost a year after we started dating, I knew that our relationship was not healthy and was going to be over really soon. But I was afraid to end it.

At the end of last year I finally remembered God. I asked Him for help by sending me something, maybe only courage to talk with this guy and tell him that we can't be together because we were looking at everything differently. After 14 days, 2 beautiful and amazing girls, Niki and Joy, came to my campus. They started asking me about God and Jesus. After 2 hours talking I remembered about request for help. I thanked God and after that I knew that this was a sign to be who I want to be and a sign to take responsibility and talk with this guy. I was prepared to have better future with God because I know that He will be right next to me every time.

Since then I wanted to hear more and more about God and Jesus. I am so happy that God sent Jesus to earth that He died for ours sins. Even when I forgot about God, my sins are still forgiven. For now I still don't know what kind of plan the Lord has for me but I know that whatever I will do in the future I am going to do right because He will be with me all the time and I just need to trust Him.