The only way our lives can be transformed is through Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit. I found myself searching for purpose and meaning in people, relationships, friendships, and also in myself. I poured out my whole heart into these things. I also became very fixated on myself and my image. I became consumed with what people thought of me and I was living for acceptance from the world.
At my lowest point when I was alone and afraid, God drew me to Himself. I knew that He could save me if I just let him. I confessed that I was a sinner and that I was trying to find satisfaction in other people and myself. I acknowledged that He sent Jesus to die in the cross so that I could be saved from my sin and have eternal life. I committed to living for God instead of others.
Since knowing him, God showed me that being a Christian isn't about just doing good works. He made it clear that I do not have to earn my salvation for his love.
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.
Ephesians 2:8?-?9 NKJV
He has given me fulfillment, purpose and joy. I'm not perfect and I still mess up, but God loves me despite my flaws and my imperfections! When the things I was pursuing before continually let me down, God has never once left me. He has revealed Himself through His word, visions, and other revelations. God loved me even at my lowest point and he rescued me from myself, and from eternal separation from Him. Jesus you truly are all that matters. To God be all the glory!
-Disciple Dave M