I know what a lot of you are thinking:
Why the sudden God-obsession?
In the words of a very short, very black comedian, let me explain.
I felt empty. I tried to be obsessed with other things: Girls. Basketball. School. I tried being obsessed with nothing. All of it just left me feeling…empty. I always called myself a Christian but 1. Hadn’t been acting like one, and 2. Hadn’t made the decision to follow Christ.
How can you call yourself a Christian when you’re not following Christ? You can’t.
It was actually a song that I heard from my youth pastor (@yourpreacherman) when I walked into youth church that reached my spirit. It’s called No Gray by Jonathan McReynolds (I actually posted it a little while ago, you can search it at the top). Basically the song talks about you choosing to follow Christ with all your heart or choosing to not following Him at all, instead of what most Christians do today, which is tell the whole world we’re Christians, but don’t actually act like it.
I saw myself as that person. Claiming I was a Christian and going out and doing the exactly what the Bible says not to do. It’s hypocritical. It’s wrong. It was me. But the day I heard that song, a change in me began. I started surrounding myself with people who challenged me to be better spiritually. I started physically getting on my knees and praying every night. I began looking forward to going to church. I allowed the Holy Spirit to fully enter my life, and it was the best decision I’ve ever made.
I don’t feel empty. I’m filled with God’s love, and the assurance that out of every being in this universe, He actually cares about me. Isn’t that awesome?
The crazy thing is, He cares about you just as much. Let Him change your life. I promise you won’t regret it.