I am human. I am not perfect. I
make mistakes, sin, judge others, I don’t always show my best self—the list
could go on. Over the years, my relationship with Jesus has continued to
strengthen. Through my weaknesses, his strength always perseveres. Through the trials
and obstacles of life, that is when I learn the most.
I am a Christian. I love Jesus.
But that does not mean that I know what I am doing. It does not mean that I, myself,
am not lost at times. What I truly believe in my heart though is that Jesus
loves ALL of us, no matter what. I
believe that we are to love and serve him, and love and serve others. I believe
that through his Grace, we will find peace. We will find love.
Something I am continually
learning is to express that love that
Jesus has for us unconditionally to others, when I may personally feel they
don’t deserve it. Again, I am human, so it is easy to get caught up in my
emotions and what I believe to be right in my mind. If I stay focused on only
what I think, then I don’t have the grace that Jesus intends for me to share
and show to other people. If I can take a moment, bring my frustrations and
troubles to Jesus, talk it out, then listen, he will make room for love and for
I want others to know Jesus the way I do. I want people to not be afraid of opening up to him, of being vulnerable and being themselves. I have always believed in God, but I didn’t always have a relationship with Jesus, nor understood the importance. But over the years, after him patiently waiting for me, I opened my heart and never looked back. I can’t do this life alone. I need Jesus. Even on days when it is hard for me to love myself, I can trust that Jesus never stops loving me. And friend, he has never stopped loving you, either.