Jesus Filled the Void in My Soul

Transient

I thank God for the life he has given me, and the blessings he has placed in my life.  I grew up in a Christian home, and have always been surrounded by the things of God.  My parents were both saved when I was very young, and I don’t remember a time where church was not a part of my life.  

As a teenager, I felt as though I was missing something.  I looked at many of my friends around me doing things, and enjoying things that I was not allowed to do.  My heart grew very distant to the things of God.  Going to church just became a habit, and a ritual.  Part of me felt that as long as I was still going to church, then everything in my life would be okay, but there was something inside me that was searching for something more.

I watched as many of my friends chose different paths for their lives.  Many of them became involved in drugs, abusive relationships and got pregnant at very young ages.  I saw their choices and knew that that’s not what I wanted for my life, but I still didn’t know what exactly it was that I wanted.

I began working at the age of sixteen.  I filled most of my time with school and work, and didn’t have much time for church.  I liked the freedom of having a job, and some spending money, but it still didn’t fill that void inside my heart.

I saw that many of the people around me found happiness in relationships.  At that time I met a guy that I worked with.  One night he asked me what I was doing after work, and I was embarrassed to tell him that I was going to go to church.  But I told him and asked him if he wanted to go with me.  He did.

He began going to church for every service, and after time was involved in some of the church ministry.  I was still working a lot, and was not able to attend everything.  I saw a change in his life, and in his attitude. I realized that he found something more in church than I had.  

One service God really touched my heart, and I was forced to make a decision, was I going to continue living my life the way I wanted, or the way God intended me to live.  I made a choice that night to surrender everything I had to God, my past, my present and my future.

Not tоo long after, I married that man.  We have now been married for almost ten years, and God continues to use our lives.  I am continually amazed at how big God is, and the miracles that he does in the lives of people.  My prayer for you, is that you might also find that plan and destiny that God has for you.  There is no better life, than a life spent in God’s will.