Chris W.

Chris W.

from MO
Story #216
It was a seemingly ordinary Thursday evening, or so I thought. The course of my life was about to change drastically. There I sat about a third of the way back in that little country church, outside Bonner Springs, Kansas. It was the final night of a weeklong revival, when for the very first time, I came to the shocking reality that I was a sinner. I had never before been convicted of my sin. I had never before felt a need for Jesus. But this night was different. I now knew I was far from God and needed a Savior. It was at that moment, the course of my life would be drastically altered. The evangelist made an appeal for those needing Christ, I arose immediately, and made the long walk down the very worn red carpet, arriving to meet this man who would show me how to trust Christ as my Savior. At the age of ten years old, my path of life had been redirected.

Throughout my early teen years I lived for the Lord, but as I neared high school graduation I was living a life far from God. My life was full of confusion and questions. There must be more to life than what I was living? A life lived for me, my desires, my happiness. The more I sought my plan, and my happiness, the more confused and unhappy I became. It was in my second year of college, that God got my attention, and once more redirected my path. Looking back there were many people, occasions, and circumstances that highlight the fact, God had a plan for my life. I had known all along that I belonged to God for a purpose. My running from Him, His will, and His plan had come to an end. I had been put back on the tracks of what I was created for, and purchased by Christ.

Fast forward a few months to another ordinary day as I sat listening to a Charles Stanley sermon on the radio, I cannot recall the message, but I do recall very distinctly God's unavoidable impression that I transfer to a school to begin to prepare for ministry. Since that time I have been working daily, living out God's plan for my life as a pastor, serving His church.

God has a plan for you as well! He created you on purpose and for a great purpose, trust in Christ for the forgiveness of your sins and have your life redirected to begin living that purpose today.
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