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My Life Was A Mess Until I Met You

My Life Was A Mess Until I Met You

Posted 27 April By YWAM Gold CoastUncategorizedTagged australia, change, dts, gap year, jesus, missions, staff testimony, testimony, ywam, ywam gc, ywam gold coastNo Comments

My Life Was A Mess Until I Met You

Once upon a time, I was hungover, in messy situations, with a desire to be noticed. I drank too much, handed myself over to boys like an object and danced on tabletops. Eventually, a time came where my dancing was cut short. I realized that what I was doing wasn’t filling the void in my heart, it was actually making it bigger.

Two years ago, I gave my life to Christ. I was living in Melbourne, Australia, continuing my routine of going to bed after having too much to drink and waking up hungover. Until one day, I showed up to Hillsong Church. Walking into this place I had absolutely no desire to be there, yet, the people welcomed me with open arms, they wanted me there. How does that make sense? I’m some random unheard of – Canadian girl that entered a place that I don’t belong in. At least I didn’t think I belonged in. They treated me like the daughter of the most King.

After a few days of going to Hillsong Church, God spoke. “YWAM” with a picture of the logo. For those who don’t know “YWAM”, it’s a Christian organization that disciples young people to “Know God & Make Him Known” Me? Learning about God then telling people about him? By a supernatural power, I was obedient.

That week I flew to Brisbane, and started my discipleship training school, within 2 weeks I gave my life to Christ. Normally people would say “and my life was changed since.” And of course, it has don’t get me wrong, giving my life to Jesus was the best decision I’ve ever made.

However, what people don’t understand is my life didn’t catapult from frat party to faith journey overnight. I was a Christian on paper but for many months I still fell into old habits, caved into peer pressure and kissing boys.

Humans struggle with temptation it’s in our very nature “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak” Matthew 26:41. Stay close to God and he’ll never let you go. In the book of Luke (chapter 22 to be exact) Peter, one of Jesus’ close friends denied him 3 times. However, it’s not about the fall, it’s about what you do with it. There’s a huge difference between failure and falling. Jesus didn’t pray that Peter wouldn’t deny him but that he would remain Faithful. When Jesus resurrected, Peter was first to jump off the boat and run to Jesus. When shame took over Peter’s heart, he had the faith to come back to Jesus.

It’s not your PERFECTION but your FAITH.

Daily I’m still learning who I am, how to laugh, giving things to God and how to fully love him with my whole heart. One thing I’m sure of is: GOD DOESN’T GIVE UP. God is faithful. No one is too far gone, unhealable or unfix-able. No one who has a broken leg has it healed overnight, it takes time, doctors instruction, medicine, and patience.

Hebrews 11:6 “And without faith, it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”

Receive Jesus’ medicine of love and let him take a hold of your heart to mend the damages.

If you want to learn more about how Paige received God’s healing and his love through a DTS, visit our website at www.ywamgc.com.au

Written By: Paige Lancelot // Media & Hospitality 
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