Before you turn away from this page please know that I was virtually agnostic before my baptism. My mother was a Sunday School teacher so I knew a lot about the Bible and I still didn't believe it. The first day I heard the truth about the Bible, I wanted to be baptized.
For so long I lived in the dark, blown about with the wind. I carried many burdens in my mind and thought very little of people including myself. I felt isolated and fearful, always desiring to draw value from material possessions including nice clothes, a nice car, cool friends, and good grades.
When my life started to fall apart I lost many so called friends, my grades dropped, no graduate school acceptance, no job offers, my family miles away in a different city and my car wrecked. Still, I held onto something. Even before I could know God I could feel something around me. Even now, my material possessions remain at a distance, but I live life happy and peaceful everyday.
Is this why I came to where I am now? To find my path to God? I was stripped of everything, but I persevered. I was stripped of my pride, my friends, my family, my dignity, my health, my sustenance, my wealth, even my happiness and yet I love God still. So much I love God.