I’ve been asked countless times who I am, what I think, what I believe, what I do for fun and what my dreams are. Every time someone asks me one of these questions, the shy, little girl inside me takes over. I call it “embarrassment” though I’m sure that’s not what happens. It’s not that I don’t know who I am or what my purpose in life is. It’s not that I don’t want to tell you either. But the times I have told, I’ve been awfully disappointed, not by someone leaving as a result, but by the laughs, the fingers that have been pointed at me, and the “don’t worry, I understand, but really, be more open-minded” kind of comments.
Yes, I can say I’m different, but those who’ve taken the time to know that my life IS, in fact, quite normal, haven’t regretted it.
There’s nothing interesting about me. What am I but a sinner who doesn’t deserve anything?
I will not write a testimony, because there are no words to describe the miracle God has done in my life other than the fact that he sent his son to die on that cross for forgiveness of sins.
My life’s never been difficult. Well, not difficult to others’ standards. I’ve had it all, I can’t complain today the way I used to back then.
Jesus has taught me to understand that nothing’s worth anything, but his blood. Nothing will ever matter but dedicating my life to him, and any small troubles I go through, well, that’s been taken care of.
Yes, I have dreams, I used to have goals, but more importantly, I have a purpose. My sole purpose is to spread the gospel - the sweet name of Jesus, true repentance, and a new life - and to glorify his name.
Who am I? I’m a princess - daughter of the King of kings.
My name is Karen, I’m 19 years old.
- Medical Assisting student at NYSMDA
- Bible School teacher
- Media Production ministry editor
I am the girlfriend, future wife, to an incredibly loving boyfriend, future husband. I have an adorable future stepson, 5 beautiful nieces and 2 nephews, two older sisters, two older brothers, a beautiful mother, and a stubborn yet awesome father.
My dreams for the future? To be a wife and a mother, serving God 24/7. Everything else is secondary.