I didn’t realise how much I had faded away from God this past year until TeenStreet. It really showed me the areas I wasn’t letting God have total control of and also how I was trying to be independent. But over the week I have been able to give God total control and to depend on Him. Through the support & encouragement from friends and leaders, I have been able to grow closer to God.
I have really connected with God and learnt to open up and trust Him with everything. Even if it doesn’t seem like it, God’s way is always the right way in life.
God has really challenged me to share His word with all my non-Christian friends so that I may be able to expand His kingdom.
He has made me realize that He wants ALL of me so that I can serve Him best! I was worried about losing contact with God (tuning out) but I’m so glad TeenStreet addressed this. He is with me as surely as the rock I have in my pocket. Don’t lose hope!
God has really convicted me about what treasure I have stored up in my heart. In particular, my eyes were opened to see that my need for others’ approval and to please others was still stored up in my heart. Even though I knew I was doing things for God in the back of my mind, I was still concerned about what others were thinking! This week I gave Him that treasure and swapped it for Him.
God has called for HIM to be number one. Something I learnt is to have faith that God has the best plans for me – His plans are better than the ones I want right now, so I have to give Him all I am.
God has taught me through people, His word and quiet time so much about not only how to treat and think of others, but how to treat and think about myself. TS has changed my life and I pray it will stay as it is now.
He has done a lot of things for me this week – I gave my life to Christ and it feels awesome!
I thank God for such an amazing Net group – each one of the girls is so special and we were able to connect with each other so well. We were very open and God was really working in their lives. I will truly miss them. They have taken some of my heart.