I heard the gospel at age 16. A pastor shared and said, “He is more than enough.” I don’t think I knew what he meant at the moment, but I began my journey to grow as a disciple of Christ.

I began to read the bible and pray. I was involved with youth group, church gatherings, bible study, prayer meeting…. etc Then it dawned on me one day, “What am I doing with my life? I don’t want to waste this life that has been entrusted unto me!”

There had to be more to Christianity than, “God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life,” and move on. Handing out tracts at the mall just didn’t seem like the fullness of Christian discipleship. The Christian life seemed like everybody else’s life and mine had no difference. It seemed to me more a joyless legalism and lifeless moralism rather than the disciples’ life filled with zeal and passion that I read in the scriptures.

I had no idea what it meant to be a disciple of Christ. People taught me what Christians believe, but no one had told me how a disciple ought to live.

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