Rosie's Story

Rosie got baptised when she realised Jesus wasn't asking her to be perfect, and now shares her faith by living her life for Him

Rosie got baptised when she realised Jesus wasn't asking her to be perfect, and now shares her faith by living her life for Him

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He loves us no matter
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where we've come from
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and no matter what we've done.
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My name's Rosie and this is my story.
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When I went to uni, I never really went to church in term
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time but when I went home I went to my home church.
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And I did that for about three years,
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and it was fine and I was enjoying my life.
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But I didn't realise how far I had
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kind of strayed away I suppose from the church.
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I was living much more for the world and that kind
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of lifestyle rather than who I'd been called to be by God.
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It was more I would say after uni, in my final year that
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I really had just a deeper understanding of why I wanted
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to be a Christian, and really owned it for myself.
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It was more of my personal faith.
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After uni, I was working away trying to get
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into conservation and just couldn't get anywhere at all.
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And then randomly this job in Stirling came up,
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for three months, so I was like,
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"oh, I'll just go to Stirling."
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And I got the job,
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and it wasn't really what I wanted to do a hundred percent
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and here I am about two and a half years later.
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I was baptised just December just past.
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So I'd been wanting to get baptised for a while.
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I just got to a point, I was like, "oh I'm 25,
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and I've always believed in God,
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I don't know why I've not been baptised".
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Because in the Bible it says believe and be baptised.
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And then I'd been like, "oh yeah, I believe and then I'll-"
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I kind of, I don't know why but I thought
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I needed to get my life together,
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I needed to become perfect or become a really good,
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perfect Christian and then get baptised,
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and it doesn't work like that, God's not asked us
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to do it like that because,
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yeah no one's going to be a perfect Christian.
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I feel I share my faith with Jesus
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through living a life for Jesus.
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Some of my best friends are non-Christian,
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and I think just living a life for God
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and them seeing you getting excited about Jesus
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and excited about God is just so fantastic
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and seeing that it isn't weird to love Jesus.
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It's really normal and it's really fun.
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Everyone has a story to share about their journey with God,
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so even if you have always known God,
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you still have a journey because everyone's life
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is different, and yeah you can help people who maybe are
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struggling with their faith through sharing your story
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and inspire them maybe to believe in God.