Since I was very young, I knew God, and I played the religion game pretty well. I was a “good kid” and a relationship with God mattered to me, but ultimately I just wanted to be happy.
By the time I got to high school, my entire world seemed to be crumbling around me and I discovered there was nothing I could do to “be happy,” so it was a foolish goal to have as primary in my life. I tried to live for others, but that didn’t work either.
I hit rock bottom when I realized that I was not a “good kid.” My heart was prone to wander and only complete surrender to the Lord and his constant filling with the Holy Spirit could keep me from even the darkest of sins. He had pursued me my whole life to that moment and by His grace shown me of my need for Him!
After committing my whole life to the Lord, I discovered how rich with Joy my life had become as I stepped into the works He had prepared for me. I woke up to His rescue mission in the world and have charged head-first ever since.
Now, my wife and I are full-time missionaries to college students in Orlando with Cru, opening up our own stories of the Lord’s goodness and equipping them to carry their own testimonies to classmates and to the world!
You can learn more about what that process was like here.