Before Christ, my life revolved around me. I wanted to seem "good" to the world while hiding the bad in me. I am blessed to have faithful parents who led me to know the Lord at a young age. My mom used to pray with me every night before bed. She'd pray that I would walk with the Lord all the days of my life. As a child I knew who God was, and had learned many things about him but one night, after hearing my mom pray the same thing she always did, I realized I didn't know Jesus the same way she did: personally. Yet I very much wanted to, so I gave my life to Christ and let him be the savior and Lord of my life. Even after giving my life to Christ I still continued to stumble. I thought that being a christian meant always doing the right thing, and I couldn't understand why I was still so sinful. When I got to college, the Lord placed some wonderful people in my life to help me learn how to walk with the Lord. They helped me fully understand the beauty of grace, and the freedom that Christ gives. To this day, I remain far from perfect, but I rest in knowing I have a perfect savior in Heaven who loves me, and will never leave me.