Hello, I’m Tobias, and this is My World.
All my life I’ve only been interested in sports. I wanted to become a professional athlete.
I have wonderful parents who brought me up in a very loving way. They told me a lot about Jesus and God, but for me there was only sports. I was not interested in God. He didn’t fit in my life. And I decided to live my life without Him.
At the age of 17 I left home and moved in with my girlfriend. She was involved in the occult and witchcraft. I tried to break up with her several times, but I just couldn’t. At the same time I was craving for success and fulfillment through sports. But every victory still left me dissatisfied. Soon the situation became overwhelming for me. I needed a time out to find some rest.
I turned to my parents for help. They took the opportunity to send me to a Christian camp. I was hoping to find time to reflect and concentrate fully on my sports. Even though I didn’t care about God, I went to some of the meetings there. I was surprised and impressed by the love and the way people received me. One day the pastor’s words really touched my heart. I felt God speaking to me right then and there. For the first time in my life I prayed honestly. I asked Jesus to forgive me of my selfishness and all my sins. I asked Him to set me free from that relationship. I said to God, “If You really exist, then come into my life and change it completely.”
He heard my prayer and answered it. He came into my life and set me free from my old life. He also helped me to finally leave my girlfriend. For the first time in my life I noticed other people around me and I felt real love for them.
Now, I don’t have to follow my greed for success, sex, and satisfaction anymore. God has set me free so that I can follow His plan for my life. Life as a Christian is not always easy, but I know that Jesus is there. He helps me overcome any challenge or obstacle I face. I can honestly say that He satisfies and fulfills me. He has given me freedom, purpose for my life, and the promise for a great future.
I have experienced what Jesus means when He says in John chapter 8 verse 32, “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” I want to tell everybody around me about this ‘Truth’. I have experienced this in my own life and you can experience it too!!