The phrase “turning point” has a lot of meanings but personally, for me, it is a moment that caused me to realize what has always been in front of me. Turning point may also mean a time at which a decisive change in a situation occurs, especially one with beneficial results. Recently, one event became the turning point of my life and my beliefs. Last Tuesday, our class, II-St. Therese watched the film “The Encounter”. That movie marked a pivotal moment in my life. It helped me realize that Jesus will truly always be there for me anytime I need Him to be and all I have to do is ask Him and talk to Him, He will always be there to listen to my pleas and He will always be there to answer my calls. I learned that I should trust in Him because He has some things planned for me and He will never do anything to purposely place me in harm’s way.
The film has quelled my doubts and answered my questions. It made me realize that God has always been there to guide and protect me. The movie also showed me that God can be a father-figure in my life. He will always be there for me through thick and thin and He will never desert me. It shows that even through the darkest times of my life, He was, is and will always be there to shed light upon the darkness of my path. It also showed me that God does not do anything without reason. I learned that God is Love and His actions show love to others as well. It showed me that God is all-knowing, all-seeing and all-hearing. He always looks over me night and day every single day of my life. I must learn to trust in Him wholeheartedly and doubtlessly because He loves me so. I must believe in Him and honour him in any way that I can to show my gratitude for everything He has done for me.
I must be strong in my faith and in my beliefs and I must not be easily swayed by the temptations and evil that plagues our falling world daily. I must learn to be strong in the midst of all the hardships and sufferings of this world because I know that God will be there with me every step of the way. I must learn to call upon Him in times of trouble and despair and believe that He will be there to help and save me every time. Just recently, there had been situations that caused a rift between our section. There had been unresolved issues that brought misunderstandings and division to our section. We have had our fair share of disagreements. I felt uncomfortable knowing that there had been such issues in the section. It caused me great stress and grief. Another turning point happened when I got the chance to speak with everyone and settled all our misunderstandings.
It feels as if a huge weight had been lifted off my chest after our talk. I’m glad that it happened because it changed the flow of my life and the changes it brought has started changing my high school days for the better. Through these experiences, I’ve become a stronger person who can take on the world with God, my family, and my friends by my side.
I’ve grown a lot and hopefully I will continue to grow and thrive to become somebody everyone (God, my family and my friends) could be proud of The “turning points” I’ve had in my life have helped shape me into the person I am now. I have learned a lot from them and I vow to keep these learnings with me and use them as my guide in my endeavours to become the best person I can be and I will always remember that God is there for me any time of any day, waiting for me to call him, trust Him and believe in Him. I know that He’s around somewhere watching over me and loving me.
Courtney from Study Moose
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