Jesus is my belief

Bethanie - Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
Entered on March 6, 2009
Age Group: 18 - 30
Themes: Christianity
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There are many beliefs that occupy the world and each individual has their own choice in what they believe. I am one of those many individuals who has a belief all her own. My beliefs are centered on only one thing: Jesus. I am a believer and my belief is in God alone. Since God is my main belief, He influences my other beliefs as well, such as abstinence till marriage, being pro-life, against

homosexuality, etc. And other smaller things such as not lying, stealing, coveting, using His name in vain, etc. My belief in God shapes who I am and constantly shapes what I believe in. I remember when I was younger and much smaller; I always envisioned that there was someone out there bigger than myself. I thought that there had to be someone out there who could help and get me through tough times; someone worthy to pull all my faith in. Though a child and not yet fully understanding the basics and meaning of life, I still knew that I wanted this person. I found out who that person was on one Christmas day. I questioned my parents endlessly with

multiple questions about God and who He was and what He did. That day, only five years old, I accepted Jesus to come into my heart and life. Now as I was growing up, it was struggle. Though I believed in God, He didn’t take all my troubles away. Everything wasn’t blissfully happy. I wasn’t always perky and cherry. It was hard sometimes yet despite everything, He got me all the way through. He got me through broken friendships, insecurities,

grades in school, etc. He got me throughout the good and the not so good. And now looking back, I know that I couldn’t have made it without Him. I have realized that when you put your faith in something, you’re putting pieces of yourself into something. Like taking a piece of your mind and placing it somewhere else; a place of belief. That is exactly what I have done. I have put my beliefs, my faith, and my all into one person who can handle it all. I know that my belief does not mean I am immune to anything. I know that trials and troubles will come yet I also know that my belief in God will get me through as it has all these years before. Though I have beliefs in many things, they are all focused and concentrated on my reason for being: Jesus. Jesus is my belief.