For many years I made a false profession of Christianity. I thought I was following Jesus, but I was really following myself and what I wanted in life. I disobeyed God and wasted time pursuing a relationship that was just about sex and going nowhere! I poured myself into a career that did not glorify God in any way, and only caused me to compromise in my faith.
God finally brought me to a place of brokenness where I felt so empty, hurt and miserable in spite of having the things I thought I wanted. I said to myself: “I’ve been doing things my way my entire life and I don’t like the results. Let me try things God’s way and see if there is change in my life.” I left that relationship that was causing me to sin against God, I committed myself to celibacy, and I started pursuing a real relationship with Christ. Eventually I also left that job too, and I went after God 100%.
Jesus said in John 14:21: He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. (KJV). By commands, Jesus meant His teachings. When I started practicing what the Bible teaches, that’s when I saw the power of God transform my life and my character. I started experiencing His love and presence in my life more deeply, as well as His peace and joy!