Until a few months ago, I thought I was a Christian because I attended church, volunteered, and followed a few Christian accounts on Instagram. I felt ignorantly fulfilled in living what I believed was a Christ-centered life. When I questioned how to evolve my faith, all answers led to “love others unconditionally.” I felt blissfully complacent in maintaining that perspective because I am good at loving people. It was easy. My faith life was easy. I did not have to try to be a better Christian.
I started attending Blue Sky Church in January 2017. Prior to Blue Sky, I felt an incomplete sense of purpose in work and volunteering. Though I kept myself busy with activities and new projects, I never felt an authentic sense of direction in my endless list of to-dos. I felt this way until Christ called me to live my life for Him. Some people feel an avalanche of emotions and an undeniable presence from the Holy Spirit when they decide to live for Christ. My experience was more subtle; it was more like a soft grip on my shoulder that steered me from one path to another. Though that grip is gentle, it is one I cannot shake. Now I realize that my life is not a random series of events that I must navigate independently; rather, it is a life that is strategically designed by God to draw me closer to Him if I make the daily commitment to reject sin and choose His mercy.
If you’re wondering how I am going to articulate my walk with Christ in a single post -- I’m not. This blog is about my journey to and with God. It is about confronting sin and myself. It is about friendships and relationships, and heart-break and joy. This blog is a story about a woman who is becoming the person Christ called her to be.