I suppose it is high time I write in here again; it's been at least a month since my last posting.
It's me. Nathan. The kid with the freaked up face. I have been doing well; since I became saved last month, things have been happening, things I've never experienced before, and it has me bumfuzzled.
For instance, friends. I have been teased, picked on all my life; never had kids pay attention to me before; it's all new, unfamiliar. I have gained at least a dozen friends; all go to my church, and I find myself craving more in the way of being around kids instead of running away from them.
Another thing, self esteem. I used to have the self esteem of a dead frog: now I feel tons better about myself, even my face. So my face is not what you'd expect. Big deal. I'm a person, and I would rather people get to know the real kid behind the damaged face instead of focusing on just the obvious.
Thirdly, my grades had soared: I was on the brink of failure from school. Didn't want to do my homework, would rather play games or go to You-Tube on the computer than complete my homework, which drove my parents crazy. Well, I got my computer privelages taken away; had no choice BUT to bring up the grades, which I ultimately did, in the end, when it counted the most.
I managed to pass school. I'm now advancing to the next grade; that's been nothing but a true to life miracle!!
I still go to CCAofG every week: every Sunday, also every Wednesday night. I also go on Thursday nights for choir practice. I sing tenor in the choir, and every Sunday, the kids (The King's Kids is the name of the children's/teen's choir) worship, right along with the adults; it's a full platform when we're all on the stage! People see me, and they are always amazed by my courage, my newfound faith in Christ.
I like to say that it was Christ who rescued me when I needed it the most. I was on the brink of suicide: He gave me something to believe in, and He gave me my life back. For the first time in YEARS I have a sense of hope, and I am beginning to like myself despite my appearance.
I am a living, walking miracle, and I don't know why I hadn't found Christ sooner! It could have saved me a lot of grief!!
Well, I am going to go back to sleep; gettin' stupid all of a sudden. I will write in here again soon; until then, this is Nate the Great signing outta here. Goodnight! *YAWN*
~Nathan Lake (aka "The Creature"). :)