March 17, 2012

What I remember most about that day was the nerves. I was about to be the center of attention in a room of hundreds. But I wasn’t going to let that stop me, I had to do this, it was the next step. I could see no faces as I looked out into the audience because of the blinding stage light. My heart was racing as I stepped down into the water. This was it, what God had been calling me to do.

“My name is Tawni, and today I publicly declare Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.” I squeaked out.

Taking a deep breath I let the pastor guide me down into the warm water. That was three years ago today. I had no idea when I came out of that water the amazing journey God was about to set me on. He came into my life at just the right time. Most people my age are still on that path of destruction, where they are sabotaging themselves in order to be what the world tells them they should be. I realize that I’m still young and have a lot of growth ahead of me but the foundation of who I am is set. Every direction I go or step I take is rooted in Him. No need to wonder or to wander, I know where I belong.

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