I used to identify myself as an atheist.
I found no need for a God or anything which He can provide me, because my life was great and I had everything!
Such as having good grades, loved by family and friends, and financial stability.
But despite my harden and disbelief heart, God didn’t give up on me. He spoke through an army comrade to share His love and desire for me.
The evidence of Christ in my life is undeniable, as I live my life as proof of His transformation power.
Growing up, my house was always a quiet place and my parents never spoke much to each other. But what I didn’t know at that point in time, was that they were going through a cold war, which lasted for 5 years.
I became emotionally distant with my father, and relied on my mother for her warmth and affection knowing she is the only person whom I could love and trust. But when I found out she was having an affair, my world shattered.
It was during my journey with God that He revealed my heart’s true condition. I realised authentic relationships can only be built when people get real. For me, this was incredibly difficult due to my family’s history.
However, the Holy Spirit kept tugging at my heart to forgive my mum for the affair, and to forgive my dad for the years of neglect. He knew I could not do that alone, so He brought me on a journey with my community to expose the pain from my past.
As I shared openly, an immense healing sprouted in my heart. My community showed me the love of God in a tangible manner and gave me a newfound confidence in this relationship I now have with God.
James 5:16 says
“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed...”
God gave me strength to talk to my mother about the past and to get a closure. The talk had both of us in tears as we finally closed that chapter of our lives. Our relationship has also improved tremendously.
Looking back, I can see how God relentlessly pursues His children. Had I known that life with God would be this good, I would have started sooner.
I hope my story will encourage someone out there today. All you need is a leap of faith, like I took. The truth about God is real, it’s whether you want to see it or not.