"I no longer have excuses for all the times I've stuffed up... thanks KYCK, for helping me to see that I was wrong. For empowering me so much and charging me with the Truth of God!" - Sarah
I've been born and raised in a very Christian family. I grew up extremely shy which led to crippling social anxiety. Added to that, I was an unfortunately sick child (a lot of time in hospitals!) I became very angry about the life I thought God had punished me with. With my ongoing treatment and the HSC coming up, I'd been struggling to give God the time he deserved. I'd given worldliness a priority over Godliness. I thought I had an excuse - I've neber been able to have fun before, surely God didn't mind me blowing off steam this year and blowing him off as well?
The speakers at KYCK managed to say exactly what I needed to hear. "God is the only thing that I need." If I stripped away all my possessions, my sports and teams and trophies, even my schoolwork, I'd still have God's love. It is the only thing that I need! I recommitted to spending time with God, no more excuses or fake-confessionals. I want to five up all the things I've been doing wrong recently and I'm doing it all right now! I spoke to a leader and she prayed for me and my best friend, that we'd turn back to God and make him the centre of our lives.
I no longer have excuses for all the times I've stuffed up. It was my fault, because I pushed God aside and told myself that the world could give me what he was already offering for free. So thanks, KYCK, for helping me see that I was wrong. For empowering me so much and charging me with the Truth of God.
[AND IN 2015...]
I'm about to start a Youth Group at my church as a leader (2 years ago I was the only teenager attending our church) and teach young people how to sing. I'm also about to get baptised which has me very excited :)