Finding My Way Home to Christ
In the vast journey of life, I can humbly say that I didn't find God. It was God who found me first. This incredible story of transformation began in the heart of a small village, nestled within a traditional Muslim family.
I was born into a life where being a Muslim was a defining part of my identity. My family, though loving, struggled with poverty. As I grew, I found myself adhering to Islamic rituals like prayer and fasting, just as everyone around me did. But as I matured into a young man, I realized something crucial. I didn't feel a deep connection to these rituals. They felt hollow, like a mere facade I couldn't genuinely embrace.
My journey towards faith was a quest for reason and logic. I wanted to align my beliefs with what made sense to me. So, I began to explore various schools of thought, seeking knowledge from all directions. It was during this journey that I began to question the religion I was born into.
Doubts about Islam crept in, and I felt compelled to investigate further. After extensive research, I reached a heart-wrenching conclusion: Islam, as I knew it, was not the path I wanted to follow. I chose to embrace a life "without religion," but I couldn't deny the existence of the Creator, God Almighty. I desperately sought a path that would lead me to peace with God, but it remained elusive.
Little did I know that it was God's divine plan to bring Brother Ahmad into my life. We connected through social media and soon became friends. His unwavering faith and pure love for me were palpable. Ahmad had once walked away from Islam to follow Christ, and he shared with me the teachings of Jesus, His love, and His incredible grace.
We met frequently to discuss Christ and His message, as revealed in the Bible. Jesus' teachings of love and His call to bless even our enemies resonated deeply with me. It was like a small light igniting within me, dispelling the darkness of doubt. With each Bible study session, I grew closer to Christ. The desire to follow Him welled up within me until I couldn't contain it any longer. I told Brother Ahmad, "This faith represents who I am. I love this. I feel at home. I feel total peace." It was then that I accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior.
" The desire to follow Him welled up within me until I couldn't contain it any longer. I told Brother Ahmad, "This faith represents who I am. I love this. I feel at home. I feel total peace." It was then that I accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior "
Today, I cherish my life with Christ and for Christ. I am deeply involved in online ministry and am still learning how to serve according to the gifts God has given me. Despite my age, I feel like I'm just beginning to truly live. I'm filled with a sense of purpose—a greater purpose—the kingdom of God.
My story is a testament to the fact that God doesn't wait for us to find Him; He seeks us out, even when we least expect it. Through the love and guidance of Brother Ahmad and the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, I found my way home to faith, love, and an everlasting relationship with God. This testimony was shared by our teammates from the Levant Initiative