Not a lot of people know what I went through while I was growing up. I had to face adulthood without hands on guidance from my parents, I had to live with relatives, had to make do of what I have and not shop for the trendiest stuff a school girl wants to have, been bullied in school, etc. and someone from the family even tried to drag me down saying that I won't have a successful life because I'll get pregnant before I even finish college just because I was surrounded with guy friends (they're our childhood friends, duh!) or because she knew I was 'always' in a relationship, etcetera, etcetera... What made me endure all these? My mom and dad made sure that I grew up with high regard of them that I always ended up thinking about them first before making any decisions. I knew the hardships that they both went through just to give me a good life so I made a firm decision while I was in high school that I'll never put their sacrifices to waste. Going back, I guess one of the best decisions they made for me was to put me in a Christian school. They opened my eyes to God's word as such a young age, since then, God has been someone that I constantly talked to about whatever is going on in my life. He's been mg guidance counselor, my mom/dad, my bestest friend who always listened and heard even the deepest cries of my heart.
I can stand here and testify how God carried all my burdens for me. He is the reason why I am who I am now today. I could've been a rebellious daughter if not for Him. I could've gotten pregnant and not finish school. I could've gotten into drugs. I could've left home, my parents, and my sister. I could've done a lot of bad things had I not anchored my faith and hope in Christ. I made a decision to do good in life as a show of respect and love to my parents but I knew that I can't do it alone but because I sought help from the greatest Father a one can have, I am now able to enjoy the fruits of my hardships.
To anyone who's reading this, never second guess God's ability to handle your burdens. He is the Creator of the heavens and the earth, do you think there's something that He can't handle? 😉
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