Believing in God may be looked down upon today but as a very real person, I want to acknowledge that I am a Christian and a lot of what I do is based on my faith. I have now been saved for many years.
Actually, I got saved at 16 years old in high school and I got saved by a sudden realization that I was praying to God as an atheist at night, every night, asking God to keep me safe.
As much as I wanted to deny God, I still came to Him. I always woke up alive. It was that daily action that led me to learn more about God and what He had to say. From the age of 16 to 19 I researched and studied and found out for myself what God mean to me.
Today I believe in God for 2 reasons. They may not be the reasons average Christian give but I’m not an average Christian. I believe in the Bible. I believe in Christ what He did for me and that I am the righteousness of God in Christ. Thank Jesus for His sacrifice and the blessing He gave to me afterward. But that’s all I believe in.
The very first honest reason I believe in God is because I rather be safe than be sorry. Honestly, I don’t want to go to Hell and so I’m okay sacrificing myself for God so that I can have a peaceful eternity. I can tell you that I am so human and honest with myself that quite frankly I’m scared to go to Hell and I don’t want to go.
Bible Still Stands
Look, as much as people will comment against this idea I still believe the Bible still stands. There’s proof of Jesus’s existence and we have fossils that are a direct proof of the flood that came upon the Earth when God wiped the Earth of all humans except Noah and his close family. I’m not saying that a comet may not have come down and took down the dinosaurs but I’m saying that no one has disproven the Bible. But that’s just my belief.
Peace of mind
Before I believed in God I had been at a place at searching and learning for myself. I spent every day of my teenage years trying to come up with my purpose. It was such torture for me to never understand what I was put on this Earth for. It drove me crazy trying to figure out what I needed to do every day.
Believing in God means He has given me one purpose. If you fulfill that purpose everything else is extra. The only purpose I have is to love others like God loved me. I don’t have to worry about anything else. My mind is clear. God handles the rest, at least I believe so.
Before I knew God I said I was trying to figure out who I was and I hated who I was. Now that my identity is in Christ I don’t really care so much about who I am.
After 24 years of life on Earth, I’ve never been left stranded and have more than enough testimonies on how things have happened to me that we’re out of my hands.
Believing in God gives me a peace of mind. I don’t have to think on my purpose. All I can do is enjoy His gift of life. I believe that is why I am so happy. I am happy because all I have to do to live a full life, love people, and honestly, that’s a great responsibility because people need to be loved anyway.
If I took away God, I have no I idea what I would do worth living. Why would I help people? Why would I make the world a better place? For my grandchildren? I’ll be dead by then. I just find that believing in God provides all the answers for me.
I don’t have to endlessly search for the truth, I can just rest.
Yessenia Diaz has a background in graphic and web design but is also intrigued by writing and teaching. Yessenia created Tru.Works as an outlet for all her talents and continues collecting stories from around the world to share with people all across the interweb. Follow Yessenia on Instagram and her favorite, Twitter, @ythegreatdiaz.