Youth, Divine Treasure

Several years ago I believed I had it all. I had reached many goals, I had the freedom to do many things that had previously only been a dream, such as eating what I liked, I could not do it before because I was sick with gastritis the symptoms were constant nausea, a burning sensation in the stomach, weakness, it was bad.

At the time I had to follow a strict diet. My doctor said that it was treatable, but not curable. I was praying and reading the Bible in various passages where people had been healed, and I asked Jesus Christ to heal me as he had done with others.

2-3 months passed, and suddenly I stopped feeling the burning sensation in my stomach, and the rest of the symptoms had cleared. I was healthy again, the facts were true, I no longer took the expensive medications that it was just making me worse.

Months after I was healed, I was able to travel to visit friends who lived in another country, spent time with family, friends, and much more. I felt that I was invincible. Someone once said that the youth is a divine treasure. I would add that’s is a temporary gift, at least physically is. But time passed too soon,  though I’m still considerably young, then came the difficult moments, and they made me understand how fragile a person can be. Some of my young relatives, friends, and people I knew died. I learned that life can be short. I learned that I could not blindly trust people, but had to evaluate their fruits, and that takes time. I understood that everything I was, and what I had achieved was because of the favor and mercy of God on my life, which allowed me to continue breathing. I began to grow, to know myself, to discover myself and to correct myself. I’m still a work in progress, but I keep moving forward, one step at a time.

“But everything that was gain to me, I have estimated as loss for Christ’s sake. And even more, I count as loss all things in view of the incomparable value of knowing Christ Jesus, my Lord, through whom I have lost everything, and I count it as rubbish in order to win Christ, and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness derived from the law, but that which is by faith in Christ, the righteousness that proceeds from God on the basis of faith, and knowing Him, the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like Him in his death, in order to reach the resurrection from the dead. “

Philippians 3: 7-11 NASB

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