Have you ever looked around and it appeared that those who don’t serve your God are prospering while you’re…struggling? If yes, watch this video by Adreeonah as she shares what to do when you feel like giving up.
Growing up, I did not consistently attend church. I always had a strong moral compass and was quick to do what was “right” and in alignment with societal norms but never because of a conviction from the Holy Spirit. Around the time I entered middle school my mother was being drawn closer to God as we attended church on holidays and revival, yet we still had no church to call home. I would visit my dad on weekends, so I was unable to attend church with my mother and siblings on Sundays. One Sunday, my mom did respond to the call of Christ and eventually became a member at a local Baptist church.
When I was in high school my younger brothers began to attend vacation bible school with a neighbor and one by one gave their life to Christ at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church. Soon after, my younger sister went on to join that church as well. My best friend at the time, also attended Enon and invited me to various functions including teen bible study. I can’t quite explain it, but I just knew I believed in the God they would teach and speak about, but I had never confessed, repented, and declared Christ to be my personal Lord and Savior. My mom and I discussed attending the church and both decided to join Enon when they opened the doors of their new location. I credit my mother and sibling’s slow transformation (as well as the Holy spirit of course) and witnessing their heart for God as the reason why I was exposed to the gospel and ultimately able to heed to the call of Christ on my life.
The story does not end here however. When I joined the church, I was in my senior year of high school and headed for college in a short eight months. The foundation was laid from regular bible study and new members classes, but I had a lot to learn about my new-found religion and relationship with Christ! College was where I found myself wavering in my orthodoxy and my orthopraxy. In my sophomore year, I begin to engage in drunkenness and premarital sex with my then boyfriend. That did not last long, and I ended up brokenhearted and jaded from the whole ordeal. In my brokenness I allowed myself to believe the lie of the enemy that it was my body and I could do what I wanted.
I began to engage in a complicated relationship—what us millennials coined as a “situationship”—with one of the “pretty boy ladies’ man” on campus and this is where things went from bad to worse. God met me in the middle of my mess and grabbed me before I could go any further. The relationship ended badly, and I had never been so humiliated, devastated, disgusted, and genuinely broken over my sin in my life.
I was gracefully broken by God and I responded with repentance and rededicated my life to Christ. This is where I embarked on my journey of a true love relationship with Christ. I began to read the bible daily, pray, attend any bible study I could find, listen to sermons, and anything else that would increase my knowledge of my Savior. It has been seven years since that pivotal moment and my life has NEVER been the same and for that I am eternally grateful. I won’t paint a picture of sunny skies and sandy beaches, more like lots of rainy days and rainbows sprinkled in to remind me of God’s promises and goodness as well as my place as His daughter.
Adreeonah Mundy, a post adoption clinician by trade and a disciple of Jesus Christ at heart, has spent the last 7 years on fire for God. She has made it her mission as a passionate believer, activist, and writer to live up to God’s standard as a Christian in today’s fast-paced society.
Adreeonah birthed the ministry, “All Things Jesus,” where she teaches on YouTube, maintains a blog, and teaches bible study in her local community.
Her purpose is to teach and inspire God’s children to live unashamedly for Christ so that He gets ALL the glory no matter the situation or circumstance. Hence the tagline, “whatever you do, do it All for the glory of God” (1 Cor. 10:31).
“All Things Jesus” was founded on the sheer desire to make Jesus famous and show fellow millennials that you can in fact be fly and saved. Adreeonah has tackled it all from love, fashion, career choices to relationships. She has created practical ways to not only keep the Word of God relevant but be a trusted ambassador of the Most High King.