Six years ago today, I fully gave my life to Jesus Christ. As I look back, I am amazed at what God can do in someone’s life in such a short period of time.
When I first gave my life completely to Christ, I did it in a moment of desperation. I had SO many questions about my purpose for living. I didn’t understand why I was alive and where my life was headed. I remember telling God –“do whatever you want with me.” I didn’t know that was my moment of surrender at the time, but from that day forward God showed up in my life in an incredible way.
As I gave everything to Him, His presence overwhelmed me in such a way that I could not fake. I caught a glimpse of His immense love, and it started to transform me from the inside out.
I had a lot of brokenness I needed to walk through (some known and unknown) - I wasn’t aware of all that needed to be healed within me, but God knew what needed to be done in my heart. He used certain situations in my life to really test and try me. He used things where I had to learn how to be completely dependent on Him. These past six years has not been the easiest, but it definitely has been the most rewarding.
As I look back I am reminded on how God is good, through the good and the bad. He is faithful and more real than I could ever want Him to be. In just a short six years I know I can bank my life on His promises. Specifically this one: Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
This is what I have found- if you completely, totally, 100% surrender to Jesus, He will work things out for your good. That means you’re not compromising in obeying Him. It means you say yes to Him and that “yes” remains on the table for the rest of your life.
I have sometimes wondered if people ever thought that Jesus was a “stage” or a “phase” for me. But six years later, I am still going strong with sharing on how great He is. When you surrender to Christ, He doesn’t become just a part of your life- He becomes ALL of it. But from experience, that is the BEST place to be because I am finding my purpose, worth, and value in the One who created me. I can walk forward in confidence knowing without a doubt God is leading me- there is no better feeling than that!
If you haven’t yet- surrender your life to Christ. Don’t pick and choose. Jesus isn’t a religion. He is a person to know and love. Through His death on the cross and resurrection He is still alive today. What He has done in my life is available to you, it’s just a decision YOU need to make. I really hope you don’t waste time on making that decision, because you’re not guaranteed tomorrow. No one is. Don’t waste your life on meaningless things. You can have confidence of your home in heaven AND have purpose on this earth if you give your life to Jesus. He promises that.
"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us…"