Ellis Samania

Category: Stories
Date: 24 August 2018

I was lost but now I am found. He has changed me in so many ways. I know now that I am not alone and God has shown me His true LOVE. Now I can finally understand his will in my life and have realised He only wants the best for me. Understanding that I am God’s son and I that I was made in His image has pushed me to want to do great things so that I can make Him proud of me and glorify Him in everything that I do.

Realising how blessed I am in what God has given me and being grateful for the little things in life. Being aware that he has placed me at my job and at this church for a reason. These things have made me want to be more active in my community, whether it would be just to sit down and listen and have a proper conversation with them or lending a hand where it is needed, when in the past I was more focussed on myself.

I’ve had my share of battles in the past. Turning to alcohol and partying and having toxic relationships to try and fill the hole in my heart. However, since coming to know God, He has given me the power and self control to say "no" to temptation. He has shown me He is forgiving and merciful and that really put everything into perspective for me.

Knowing why God the Father sent His son Jesus to die on the cross for me completely changed the the way I view others and has allowed me to show grace and appreciate others more because no one's perfect. God has made me who I am today and has given me the gifts of eternal life, and the Holy Spirit in me to continue to guide me to be a better person than I ever was.

Ellis Samania