In primary school I went through so many friendship groups, but none of them worked out well. It took a huge toll on my life, and my mental health. Everyone seemed to not want me around and they left me out, constantly rejecting me. It was because I was a Christian, and I guess I didn’t have the best personality either.

When I moved to high school I thought I could finally escape my past. I really did think I had found the perfect friends. I had a new attitude on life and a new way of treating people. I tried so hard to be the best person I could be, and they seemed to like it. Just when I thought everything was finally working out, my friends began hearing rumours about me that were still circulating from primary school. They started to think I was this horrible person and decided to start ignoring me, not wanting anything to do with me. It took its toll on my already broken heart, and I fell into a depression I never thought I would escape from. It came to the point that I wanted to be in Heaven with God rather than on Earth.

Then one day on a YouTube playlist, a song came on that completely changed my life. It changed the way I looked at life, and my perspective on the things people did to me. Then, slowly but surely, things started changing. Going on EPIC Winter Camp pulled me out of the darkness for good, healing and refreshing my soul. I was renewed in God. Now I’m at the happiest point in my life so far. I might still have some issues now and then, but everyone respects me, and I have an abundance of great friends.

I’ve learned through my experiences, that God let these things happen to me for a reason. The person I am has improved so much; my attitudes, the way I treat people, my understanding of people and their lives. God has, and will continue to use this to change other people’s lives around me. I’m honestly not the person I would have turned out to be if I hadn’t learned all I have from this pain. But I’m so thankful for what’s happened to me, because the positive outcome it’s had in my life is so much more important than the hard journey it took to get here.

Posted in June 2015

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