Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.2 Corinthians 5:17
As many other of my brothers and sisters of the christian community, I grew up in a christian home. My parents raised my sister and me in a way that pleases God and they tought us that the Bible is the word of God.
Well, but how it often happens, I didn´t really stick to it. Of course I went to church every Sunday, but on every Friday and Saturday I was partying, drinking, smoking and doing drugs. Is it bad to do all this stuff?
Well, I personally think No. But God always looks into your heart. I think he wants us to have a pure heart and a good motivation.
If I drink some alcohol with a group of friends and enjoy my day off, without the motivation to get drunk and do shit. Well then I would claim that God has no problem with that! I mean it was no coincidence that Jesus´ first wonder was to turn water into wine.
The main issue is, when it becomes an addiction. Drugs, cigarettes, alcohol and everything else in this world should never be an addiction for us. Because then, not God, but this addiction will be the Lord of our lives. And that we don´t want. Not so?
But if you have done things which did not please God. Don´t worry, because he loves you so much and he really wants you close to him. So if you regret whatever you have done and turn around and if you search God, YOU WILL FIND HIM!
It was the same in my life. When I noticed that my life was not a life which is honoring God, I started to read more in the bible and I didn´t expect what I found.
I didn´t find any old stories or boring stuff that´s useless.
No. I really experienced God. I got to know who he is and what he has planned for my life. Even though I first didn´t want to read, it became easier and is now something that is giving me such good thoughts and whenever I read in the Bible it´s touching my heart.
If you are in a similar situation like I was (and I am not saying that I am not struggling anymore, because the world offers many temptations), then you might like to read my blog posts.
“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”2 Timothy 1:7