“I’ve been a Christian for five years now, and I’m thankful for the women who helped me discover my God-given purpose.” Stefanie Villarin of Victory Novaliches tells us how God uses people to bring us closer to Jesus. Check out her testimony here!
While attending [the worship] service at Victory Novaliches, I realized I was sitting with the women who helped me in my walk with God: Lanie, who first invited me to youth service in 2006; and Agnes, who encouraged me to go deeper into God’s Word and make disciples.
I remember how I’d travel from North Caloocan to SM City Manila so Lanie and I could do ONE 2 ONE. I knew she was ministering to other people, but she made me feel valuable and worth her time. Little did I know, that was only the beginning of so many great things to come.
I moved to Victory Novaliches later, where I met Agnes. She motivated me to go further in my spiritual walk, closely guiding me in reading the Word of God and prayer. At the same time, she pushed me to get involved in the ministry. Most of all, Agnes encouraged me to seek opportunities to build relationships with people and share the gospel to them.
God used these women to make an impact in my life. It was through them that I realized that Jesus changed me. I also discovered that my worth as a woman is not defined by other people, but what Jesus did on the cross.
I never thought He would use someone like me. But God uses imperfect people like us to advance His kingdom. We don’t need to be theologians or Bible experts to share the Word of God.
I am a product of the obedience of the people who committed their lives in following Jesus and making disciples. Now, I’m doing the same for others. Whether you have just received Jesus Christ a few minutes ago or you have been a church attendee for quite some time, I encourage you to step out in faith and tell others what Christ has done for you!
If we will only allow God to use us at whatever age, status, or stage in life, then that’s the only time we will realize we are living a life with a purpose.You could be an answer to someone’s prayer.