23 - Brixton
Before Christ, what was your world-world view?
I’d say that my world-view has always been that God wants this world to be restored back to himself, but there was a point in time where I did not know in-depth. I couldn’t believe that the world as it is was all that there was to life, so I’d say it’s been the same, but now I have grown in knowledge of how and why God wants the world reconciled back to himself.
When did you first hear the Gospel? How did you feel about it?
I’ve heard the gospel vaguely from a young child, but around the age 14/15/16 was where I embedded myself in the grace and gospel of Christ. When I learned the beauty of the gospel, my immediate response was I need more of this, I felt freedom from secular expectations and consequences. I experienced love and freedom in Christ.
What was your biggest question before you became Christian?
Well before I took my walk with God seriously, My thought was, “God can’t be as scary as people make Him out to be when he is supposed to be a God of love”. And as I journeyed with the Lord, he showed me that people have a warped view of who God is. They’ve defined God by who they think He is, and not who he has said He is.
What was the turning point in your attitude? When did it all change?
When I was 19, I had known enough about God, to know that the activities I was dabbling in did not glorify Him, what I was doing did not help my spiritual growth.
I went clubbing, that was my activity when I turned 18. I had a turning point, the more I grew in God, the less I desired the things of the world. It came to a point where I didn’t want to do it, I started getting annoyed at smelling peoples alcohol, getting home at 6am after the club, enough was enough, I knew there was more to life than whining up my waist hahaha.
What changes did you see in your life, actions, attitudes, problems?
I used to be very rude, I had an attitude, I was haste in my decisions, I used to get my way in a way that wasn’t ethical in character, I’d be okay with pilfering. I began to be conscious of the small things that I used to deem as okay. God worked on me from the smallest to the greatest, and now I can say, I’m coming to a place where mistakes are not as common.
How long did it take before you noticed changes?
I can say around the age of 21, I saw myself growing into that woman of great character, I could see myself being more disciplined, mainly because I had truly found my purpose at 21, so since then, I’ve been growing in all areas.
Where are you now?
I am walking strongly in purpose, God has allowed me to grow to a place where I am mentoring other ladies as it relates to identity, I have a business that God is growing beautifully. Holistically I can say I am in A great place. I don’t suffer with depression and anxiety anymore. Walking with God has made me very narrow in my decisions. So I ensure I carefully consider all I do, and make sure that all I do is to give glory to God.
What is your favourite bible verse and why?
Ephesians 2:5 “ That even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when He raised Christ from the the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved)
This is a powerful statement. It displays that I did nothing to be saved, I did nothing to receive such love, which means my heart will always be humble and grateful. All I have and will ever have is because He decided to do so, simply because he loves me and YOU!
Advice to a non- Christian:
God wants you to experience His great love. That’s what you were designed for. When you have an understanding that God’s motivation for everything he does is from a place of love. You will get to experience such greatness in every area of your life. You will blossom beautifully if you allow God to lead you.