1. When and how did you come to Christ?
I remember being in middle school and my church having a revival. The revivalist asked if we had any backsliders and if so to come to the front and I went. Previously I had confessed being saved but lately I hadn’t felt close to God; didn’t feel like I was living as a saved person should. Although I didn’t curse, wasn’t having sex, didn’t lie, cheat, or steal, I knew there was something missing. That night at the revival I called on the name of Jesus and received the Holy Ghost and have been running ever since.
2. How has your life changed since coming to Christ?
I will be the first to say, I tend to forget a lot of stuff from childhood; not because it was traumatic or anything, I just simply don’t remember. Being saved so young, I did not experience much, but I do think I am a nicer person because I’m saved (I have a friend who tells me, I might be saved but I’m still mean as a rattlesnake and I respond by saying imagine if I weren’t lol). The main thing I remember being different in my life after coming to Christ was not listening to secular music anymore. I honestly can’t remember my reasoning behind stopping. I probably thought I wasn’t doing anything else “bad” so I have to give up something. In high school, I eventually did start listening to secular music again (don’t judge me lol) but I was certainly more conscious about what I was listening to.
3. Is walking with Christ difficult? Why or why not?
At 25, it really has become a way of life for me; not to say I don’t stumble or have to ask for forgiveness but it is very much a part of who I am. When my whole world seems to be falling apart and one thing after another goes wrong, I’m grateful He lives in my spirit and there is a peace that surpasses all understanding. But then there are times when I would like to say whatever comes to my mind and not season my words with grace but the Holy Ghost won’t let me. There are times when I feel left out because I’m not doing what other people my age are doing, but overall this walk is not difficult. It allows me to be confident with who I am and what I am about. Man will let you down in some way or another. I never have that worry with Christ. When things don’t go my way, I may pout about it for awhile (mostly because I’m stubborn and slightly spoiled), but then I rest back in His arms and let Him handle it. There is no pressure with God, either you’re going to live for Him or you’re not, and He gives you that choice. Sometimes other believers (and non-believers) put pressure on each other to behave in a certain way, but if you are consulting God (and not man) about what your next word or next move should be, this walk is quite easy. To be totally candid, I think by getting saved so young, I did not fall into certain things (by the grace of God), so I was not exposed to certain things others may struggle to let go of after coming to Christ (sex, alcohol, smoking, cursing)
4. What do you like to do for fun?
Read memoirs (Awkward Black Girl, The Wave), watch television (Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, CSI: Cyber), travel
5. What do you do for a living?
6. Random fact about yourself
I love natural sunlight but I have a thing about people being able to see in through my apartment if my blinds are open so it’s a daily battle.