Personal Statement Of My Life Essay

1208 Words Nov 14th, 2016 5 Pages
At first, I disliked the testimony of my life. I thought my life was boring; that the only inspiring testimonies were the ones where somebody went from being at rock bottom to being on fire for Christ. I vividly remember the night my freshman year of college when I had boldly beseeched God to do something dramatic and even terrible to my life, to break me down so that it would be obvious that He was the one who was building me back up. Little did I know that God can use anybody and everybody for his glory, no matter what their story is like. I grew up on a dairy farm outside of Chambers, Nebraska. Partially because I held the stigma of the over-achieving oldest child and partially because I attended an extremely small public school, I felt a personal pressure to excel in as many extra-curricular activities as possible. A traditionally rural and conservative atmosphere of 265 residents, I lived in a culture where everyone was expected to be a “Christian.” This meant that my parents expected me to attend church with them every Sunday as a natural part of our lives that we took for granted without questioning. This lifestyle conditioned me to a moralistic view of a Christian as somebody who merely prayed before eating, went to church, and was an overall “good” person. My Christianity may have started off out of peer pressure, but my mustard seed of faith began to germinate when I made the decision to dedicate my life to Christ and be baptized into membership at my…

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