From then on, I continued to grow with the Lord, learning more information about him and seeing Him as a close friend. He repeatedly showed me the right path through the toughest times, and at the end of every trial, I feel like I have accomplished something bigger than the actual struggle by staying strong in my faith. Looking back over my journey to graduation, I feel like I can finally say that “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” (2 Timothy 4:7).
My life today would never have been the same if my father hadn’t forced me -against my will at first- to go to middle school service. My new life in Christ has allowed me to let go of the past and just focus on what my life will look like in the future. While many of my classmates are stressed out, walking in the footsteps of the Lord has led me down a path of success, happiness, and peace as I determine what I will do after high school. I am standing on solid ground while facing a sea of future uncertainty, and while I don’t know what the future will bring, I know that He will be there to guide me.