During my first years of high school, my mom had started dating a non-believer and eventually married him. I wasn’t quite sure how to react. I guess I was neutral and thought that this was an opportunity to act like the world since my mom was doing it. Not long after, I realized that I couldn’t live like it. I felt alone, sad and empty. There was a void, so I made a decision that I wasn’t going to stop serving God.
Throughout the school year, things were still shaky with my mom’s new husband, and the devil was still tempting me. At school, there was a guy that I really liked, and I started to change myself for him to notice me. I would wear and think things that I wouldn’t have worn or thought before. Automatically, my church family asked if I was ok, and told not to lose sight of God. I believe God used my church family to encourage me to keep going strong, to not give up with the situation with my mom, her new husband and the guy at school. Things were constantly running through my mind morning, noon and night. But God was with me the whole time; He never left my side even though I neglected him. I thank Him so much that my mom is still coming to church, that I didn’t give in to the devil’s temptation that he offered and how great God is in my life now!
Never lose sight of God. Even though the devil offers things on a silver platter, in the long run, it’s not worth it. And also, when you see someone struggling, always be ready to help them.
“Dear brother and sisters, if another believer is overcome by some sin,you who are godly should gently and humbly help that person back onto the right path. And be careful not to fall into the same temptation yourself. Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ”.