Molly B.

Molly B.

from KS
Story #471
Hey y’all!! My name is Molly Biorkman and I grew up in Ventura, California but now i live in Lenexa, Kansas. I’ve been going to church my whole life and I grew up in a home where church wasn’t up for debate. When I was 7, I got baptized and accepted God. Even though I knew of God, I decided to accept him and get baptized because that’s what everyone else was doing and I thought if I did this, it would make my parents happy. For about 6 years after, I claimed to be a Christian when I really didn’t know what that meant. I started hanging out with the wrong people and got totally off track from the commitment I made to God, myself, and others. Soon after, I found out that I was moving to Kansas. I was so mad at God and I felt like he was doing this to get back at me for not being completely obedient to him. When I moved to Kansas, I chose friends for me that didn’t share the same morals as me and I made bad decisions to try and get back at God for moving me so far away from all my friends (dumb, I know). The summer before freshman year, I decided to go to this totally AWESOME church camp. During that time met a bunch of great people who really pushed me in my faith and made me want to go to church and praise God with all I had. Shortly after, one of my best Christian friends and I got into a bad fight and cut each other off, and I completely abandoned church. I felt like there was no reason for me to go to church, that everyone there hated me, and that I was so alone. But, during my sophomore year, I met my friends Avery Seaba and Jalen Kimmel. Avery and Jalen really pushed me to obey God through all of my hardships and held me accountable for everything while supporting me through all my hardships. Through this time, I had to make some tough decisions and admit to myself that God was WAY greater than all my sin and that God always has my best interest at heart. I realized that God died for me to be able to serve him and be able to live this awesome life for him and his purpose, and if that’s not the coolest thing ever, I honestly don’t know what is. Since I have fully decided to dedicate my life to God, God has blessed me with so many fruitful friendships and opportunities. I literally got the totally awesome opportunity to see God working in so many lives of people in my favorite place ever, Nicaragua and I was blessed to even be able to BAPTIZE my favorite little girl! God has put so many awesome Christian influences and relationships in my life and he has honestly blessed me in so many ways, more than I can count. Being a Christian is not always easy, but it is so completely worth it. I can’t even imagine my life without God in it. That would SUCK!! I seriously cannot wait to see what God has in store for me in the future because he is SO GREAT!!