I began to understand that I need Christ to take away my sin when I realized that I am not and never will be perfect. I accepted that He is the only way, and he always has been. I grew up in a religion that never meant much. I knew of Christ and what he did and the miracles he performed, but I only went through the motions and never KNEW him on a personal relationship level.
On August 17, 2014 I was discussing religion with my father. He was challenging literally everything I had come to learn and love about my newfound faith in Christ. That night I went to the 6:00 Sunday service and took communion for the first time with a friend. I prayed to receive Christ that night because I was lost and distraught and needed Him, just as I always had, but it took that to make me realize it. A friend of mine, Michelle had helped me through all of it, because I am so young and need guidance.
Now that Christ is in my life, I have so much more peace and joy. There are so many better days, but not because circumstantially they are better. My outlook on everything has changed since I let Christ into my heart, and that makes muddling through the hard days so much easier.
Before I truly let Christ into my life, I was going through motions that had lost meaning long ago and did nothing for me. Now I have a new perspective and am ready to let the Lord use me, because I know I am never alone.