I heard a man talking about a friend of his on the radio the other day. His friend has climbed Mt. Everest, visited exotic places all over the world, and yet the speaker said he is still searching for fulfillment.
Something dawned on me in that moment. I became a Christian as a child. There has never really been a time when I strayed away from God. I was never a rebellious kid. I've never done drugs, never smoked, and never tasted a drop of alcohol. I used to think, "I don't really have much of a testimony...I've been a Christian most of my life. God didn't deliver me from addiction or some horrible past."
But when I heard that speaker on Air1, it became so clear...I'm 30 years old, and I've already found what so many people spend a lifetime searching for. That's my testimony.
Matthew 13:35-36 says, "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking fine pearls, and upon finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it." I found that pearl as a little girl in a small town in south Arkansas, and I haven't let go of it. My relationship with Christ makes me who I am. It shapes every part of my life. I've found the only thing that can truly complete me and give me fulfillment. My search is over, and I'm so grateful that I found the true prize.