How is God good if He’s waiting to punish me? I never felt like I had a testimony but after preparing for this confidence series, I realized that I lived most of my life on the basis of this question. I had a distorted view of the goodness of God; I didn’t feel His love. I KNEW He was a loving Father but I didn’t experience it. It was easier to view God as an unruly King sitting on His throne just waiting on the perfect opportunity to judge me. And so when I had a nightmare about Jesus returning and leaving me behind many years ago, that certainly didn’t help! Before I began to see God for who He truly was, I had soooo much fear and anxiety about the rapture and being left behind … since I was a kid!
Christians don’t often talk about this but I’m willing to share because I know this will free somebody! You’re not alone if you wonder why you can’t seem to love God or serve Him the “right” way. I’ll be sharing my REAL salvation story, how I went from seeing God as the punisher to the one who wants my heart, my rapture dream and the film series that scarred me for life (lol), why Christians should not use fear tactics and alllll about how fear-based faith is not a true relationship.
Begin your spiritual journey to true confidence right here! I went from someone who was afraid of the rapture to someone who serves God because of the desire of wanting to love Him more and more. I pray this encourages you, reassures you, and changes your view of God’s goodness, His love and relentless pursuit of your heart.
01:42 Growing up in a Christian household
03:21 The “first time” I got saved / My Rapture Dream & the Movie that Scarred Me for Life!
06:42 My view of God: the harsh judge waiting for an opportunity to punish me
07:58 Hell: It shouldn’t be used for scare tactics nor should we make light of it. It is REAL.
09:50 “Good” doesn’t get you to heaven
10:08 More reasons why I was fearful as a believer – end times signs (Hollywood, hurricanes, earthquakes etc.)
12:27 The hope I have in Jesus vs desiring more time on earth
12:57 Will Jesus return? Will the rapture happen in our lifetime?
14:00 My new perspective of God
16:27 I used to think something was wrong with me — you can ask God to give you the desire to love Him more and serve Him better
17:35 Stop trying to scare people into Christianity!
18:50 GOD IS GOOD AND HE LOVES YOU // you are not alone
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