Just walk with me
I grew up in a Christian home, but I never really knew what it looked like to have a personal realtionship with Christ, or more so what it looked like to walk with Him. I always had a knowledge of God, and I had a desire to know who He was and I basically just wanted his gifts, and I didn't want to go to hell. I asked Jesus into my heart when I was 9 or 10 years old, and I knew at that time that I wanted it, but I realized as I got older that I wasn't willing to do what it took to walk with Him. I started playing basketball with I was in 4th grade, and that quickly became my first love, and my complete identity. Going into middle school I had 2 things I cared about, basketball and my friends. None of my friends were Christians, or if they were I never knew it because none of them had an open realtionship with Christ and were activly walking with Him. When you're young it is so easy to get wrapped up in the world, and what your friends are doing that if you don't have a solid foundation you cna easly be swayed by the pressures and temptations of what the world has to offer. When I got to high school this way of living started to spiral down, I started drinking and partying at the young age of about 16. Because of sports, I was friends with a lot of older kids, and thats what they were into, so me being the follower and wanting to be accepted and cool, I did it too. This paved a way for a very similar life in college. I went to college to play basketball, and this partying and basketball lifestyle was all that I did. In turn, my grades suffered, I was left feeling hopeless and making a lot of really bad decisons, mostly done when I was drinking. It wasn't until my last sememster of College that the Lord really grabbed my heart and compltely changed my life. He took me to a point of knowing that I can't do this on my own, and He was just asking me to walk with him. Turning my life over to Christ has been and will always be the best decision I have ever made in my life.