I Believe

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Lorraine Grecu
Jamalieh Haley
Writing 115 April 22, 2013

I Believe I Am A Child of God

At the young age of eighteen, my life was changed in a drastic way. Through out my childhood and teenage years, my mother and father tried to force God down my throat and not till this life changing moment did I realize why. I could have been living a worldly life striving for popularity, having expensive things, and living in sin, but I chose to be a follower of Christ because he gave his life for me. The first day of high school, boy was I worried. Would I make friends? Will anyone like me? I need to make sure I have only the coolest clothes and latest handbag, if not people wont like me. I forced my mom to take me to the mall weekly, practically to Nordstrom and Saks Fifth and spend hundreds of dollars so that I wouldn’t be the loser wearing last seasons clothing. My choice of style helped me gain a high level of respect at school because people wanted to be just like me. This made me happy to know that I was cool and fit in with the popular clan. I began to disrespect my family and bully people because I let worldly desires get to me. My world came crashing down when my parents stop giving in to my excessive shopping, and people began to criticize me for being popular. My family and closest friends would call me “a spoiled brat” and other names. Normally, these types of actions keep you high on a pedestal but not for me, I in other words was kicked to the curb.
Sunday morning, “Lorraine! Wake up! Its time for church!” I hated Sunday mornings because my mom would make us wake up extra early so we could be first in church. I never understood why I hated going there. Everyone always judged me, I didn’t understand what he or she were saying because they only spoke Romanian, and I understand some of the language but not most of…...

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