I was baptized as an infant, but my family wasn’t very religious, so I eventually strayed and became an atheist.
I went through many changes, and ultimately identified as a transgender man. I was depressed, had many issues, and was going to commit suicide my freshman year of college.
However, God saved me, but I still didn’t believe and I was very angry.
Then I met a friend, and God used him and my mistakes to bring me to believe in Him. That friend’s father changed my understanding of Jesus. Later, I had lunch with another Christian friend of mine, and I realized I had been living in darkness. I went home and gave my heart to Jesus in the shower, on January 21st, 2016.
Since accepting Jesus, my life has changed from darkness to light. Before, my identity was in the LGBT community, and I was very bitter, angry, and against God. Now, I have true peace and happiness, and God has healed me tremendously. He’s used my addictions and mistakes for His redeeming glory. I’m happy to be living as the woman He made me to be.
Just like you heard a story of a life changed by Jesus, This could be your story too and it begins by inviting Jesus Christ into your life by faith. The greatest story happened two thousand years ago when God sent his son Jesus Christ to live a perfect life, and to die as a perfect sacrifice for our sins. “For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Corinthians 5:21). This righteousness of God is given “through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe” (Romans 3:22) so that we can have a personal relationship with God both now and after we die in heaven.
Your story could change in a moment. The Bible says “if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come” (2 Corinthians 5:17). This could be your story. You can receive Jesus Christ right now by faith. Romans 10:9 says “if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” You can invite Jesus into your life right now by praying this prayer.