My name is Langston, and I'm the writer of this blog! I began Finding Your Way in Christ as a Google site in late 2011 but then changed it to a blogspot in January 2012, and never looked back since! (Google Sites wasn't that great to begin with, haha. :P) I created this blog out of my young zeal and enthusiasm for God at that time. As a young Christian, an online blog was a great way for me to express my faith as I was growing in knowledge, understanding, and making my faith my own. Most of my early posts had a fiery undertone to them, which matched the fiery season I was in as I a passionately grew to know my faith and my Lord and Savior.
As I continued on my spiritual journey, however, most of my posts mellowed out and the spiritual euphoria wore away. As the winter passed into the spring, the spring into the summer, and the summer into the fall, I struggled with not feeling good about myself--especially as I constantly failed to meet the high expectations I'd often set for myself: spiritually, emotionally, relationaly and the like. My self-confidence wasn't very high at all, and I'd feel insecure a lot. It was a confusing and difficult time for me. But God was always there, and I gripped onto Him tightly as I walked through my valley. He was my hope and my inspiration, and got me through these trying and even lonely times.
As 2012 came to an end, and 2013 came around I stopped blogging as much. Most of my posts were made up of re-shared information--whether they were songs, I Am Second videos, or YouTube videos. I did have some really great posts, though, such as Outreach, Limits, Was the Apostle Paul Sexist and Should Women Teach in Church, Pray for Oklahoma, and Whatever You Think, You Are Not Helpness: Here's Why. I continued to grow. And I continued to live, breathe, endure, overcome, taste the sweet highs and endure the painful lows. But God never let go of me, and I held tightly to Him, so he brought me through all the ups and downs, joys and struggles of that great year.
Through 2014 and 2015, I don't think I wrote a single post for my blog--more than two years to the day! But I was definitely spiritually active, and through those +2 years, I've grown closer to God than I've ever been! My relationship with God has overcome my insecurities, anxieties, uncertainties, weaknesses, pain, sin, loneliness, every desire of the flesh, and everything that hasn't been of God in my life! He has given me true life, and has truly become the well I drink from and that never leaves me thirsty. I've matured so much since I founded this blog, and I can only thank God and the wonderful books, people, music, sermons, ministries, etc. He used to help me! The struggles that caused me so much hurt me in the past are mostly background noise now. I can truly focus on pleasing God and God alone in my life! Of course I have my trials, tribulations, and temptations, even as I write this. But that's totally normal--in fact, it's a part of this indescribable experience called life, especially for the follower of Jesus. :)
I'm not complete in my spiritual journey; in fact, I've only recently reached the age where I can legally vote! Nevertheless, spiritual maturity isn't based off of age, but willingness. And I hope with all my heart that I'll be willing to follow God wherever He leads--even if it seems crazy. He's been so good to me thus far, so I have no reason to doubt His goodness in the future or even now, so I hope I remember this and have no problem trusting the plans He has for me. :)
Anyways, that's basically me, my story and the history behind this awesome blog! I would like to post again soon, but we'll see! Even if I never publish another post again, God's doing so much through the posts I already have published that I don't think it'll be that big of a deal. So yeah. ^.^
I hope that you find Christ and cherish Him in all His indescribable beauty! The everlasting life found in Christ is worth the death to this world and the suffering we'll face in it. Trust me! If you give your life to Him, you'll never regret a moment of it. Not because it'll be easy, but because it'll be worth it. :]
Have a great day, and God bless! :D
|What I look like, for any of you wondering :P|