Before Jesus became real to me, I believed many lies about myself. I believed I was too young, too shy, ugly and awkward to be used by God. I have been homeschooled my whole life and I thought I couldn’t be a light to or relate to most of my public school friends. When I encountered Jesus and he became real to me, he began to reveal to me the lies I’d been believing. Jesus showed me that I am not too young, and he made me exactly the way he wanted. He showed me that I am beautiful and I am equipped with everything needed to witness to those around me with authority and love. Jesus continues to reveal who I am and the truth about my identity in Him.