I want to share with you my salvation story. I was born in a Christian family. So I should have grown up as a good boy. I don’t say every Christian child is good or perfect, but at least they are walking towards God. In my case, it was not. As you know, I was a very naughty boy especially when I was in my first to third grade years. I did a lot of bad things; stealing money from the church, many Pinpon Dash, telling a lie, and bothering many people. In short, I was fearless of God.
When I was in third grade, I gradually became shy and negative without noticing. I was afraid of communicating with other people and easily discouraged. It lasted until my junior high school years. In that period, I realized my guilt and sin strongly. One day, I repented my guilt and asked God for forgiveness. Then I got peace and joy. I felt I was forgiven by Jesus. And I was baptized to express that I became a Christian at the age of 13.
I am still bad at communicating with other people and shy and easily discouraged. But now I know that Jesus loves me as who I am. So I want to do something great in the future for Jesus Christ.
I was born in Christian family. I’ve learned about Jesus and Bible. Bible says faith can not inherit from parents, but from his own decision. When I was a little child, I thought I was a Christian because I went to the church every week. But I was a Christian only outside.
About the time when I became a Jr. High school student, although I knew God, I didn’t think about God because I was focusing on my school work. Even though I knew God, I was living in vanity. I began to have time to think about my life after I began homeschooling since my high school. I began to have questions about my life. Without knowing other religions, how can I assure Christianity is right one? Is there really God? My faith was greatly shaking. Although I have been learning a lot of things at the church, I thought God created me when I did not want to be born. So, I thought I was supposed to live for God as a result. If I had a choice not to be born to this world, I thought I would like to choose that option. Before I went to sleep, I complained about it. God heard and answered my prayers on this issue. I remembered a saying from a book; God did not have to create man since He is a perfect being, but He created us as to have loving relationship with us. I felt that God embraced me with His love beyond my absurd heart.
From my high school, I began to have more time to think about my future and to pray for my future. In my normal daily life, suddenly a thought, “He does not use me because I have the worth and ability, but even though I am not worthy, He has given me talents in order to use me for His purpose,” came to my mind. At that time, I was reminded of a parable of talent in the Bible. The two servants, who multiplied two times from talents they received from the master, were blessed and rejoiced much. I realized that when we use the talents for God’s glory according to His good purpose, there are much blessings and joy. I also thought that I would like to use my talents for God’s glory. I do not know how God actualize this, but I would like to continue to pray for His guidance.
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