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A Place At The Table: Strength In Weakness

Gianna's Story - Strength From Weakness

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“I was born and raised Catholic. When I was six months old, I was held at the altar and my decision to follow God was made for me. Eventually, I severed my relationship with God completely because I never saw any value in building a relationship with him. Over six months ago, my best friend expressed her desire to go to church. Purely out of love and loyalty to my best friend I agreed to go. So that morning we wake up, and all I can think is “Please just let her forget it is Sunday” and of course, she didn’t. That day, sitting there at church, they touched on the topic of pride. In that moment, something stirred within me, and for six months I battled that feeling with everything I had. Because God was not going to just tell me, this is how you fix it. He wanted me to need him, so for six months I struggled…

My sense of pride and my sense of independence was the key factor inhibiting me from having a relationship with God. I was too stubborn to admit that I cannot do everything myself. No matter how hard I fight I need God in my life. That final puzzle piece fell into place and suddenly everything made sense. I realized that God was never going to look down on me for needing him. In fact, he wants me to need him and to turn to him. In that moment, I realized that needing God in my life was not a sign of weakness, it was the exact opposite. It was, and will always be a sign of strength to turn to God when you need him, even when you think you don’t.”

What do you bring to the table?

I have yet to find out, but I am excited to see what God has in store.

– Gianna

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