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In my life, I’ve had my share of sins. I used to cut myself and think that I was not good enough to live. I used to think God hated me. Why would God allow certain things in my life if He really loved me?
I obviously had a lot of questions about God.
While I was in college at the Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, I joined Valor, Cru’s ministry for cadets and veterans on college campuses. The ministry leaders offered help when I had questions.
I learned more about Jesus at a retreat in North Carolina. During the retreat, I talked with Keith, a leader in Cru’s military ministry. The conversation bounced back and forth between my questions and his answers.
I thought that Christians never sinned.
I asked, “How can I know if I am forgiven and have eternal life?”
Keith said, “By believing that you are a sinner and that Christ died for your sins and then accepting Him as your Savior.”
I thought that Christians never sinned. I also thought my sin was keeping me from forgiveness. Keith explained that even Christians do sinful things. But Jesus has the power to change our lives.
After that, I accepted that I was a sinner and that Christ died on the cross for my sins. I knew I was forgiven.
As an expression of believing in Jesus, I was baptized that weekend. Being immersed in the water and coming back up again is a picture of Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection.
Now, when I sin — that is, when I do something I know is wrong — I realize I need to ask God to help me because I can’t do it on my own.
If you are reading this and for some reason you hate God, and you feel alone, know that He is constantly loving you. He will turn the situation around. Therefore, choose God as He chooses you.
It could be said that I grew up in the church, however, my heart was not entirely in it.
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