I became a Christian when I was young, about 7 years old. I grew up In a family that was always in Church, and one Sunday after church I asked my mom how to be saved, and she told me that I needed to pray and ask Jesus into my heart and that He would take my sins away, so I went into my room and did that. I believe that Jesus became my savior that day, though my own walk was weak, I did know and trust that it was only through Him that I could go to heaven.
I’m sure many of you have a similar story. Sometimes though when I hear other peoples testimony of being involved with drugs or sexual relationships, hearing how God completely hanged their lives upon their trusting in Him I get a little jealous. It also makes me question if I am really saved, because we know that salvation is really demonstrated when a persons life is changed because of what God has done.
We also know that when we are saved, we still struggle with sin. This is a fact that will remain true until the Lord returns, but that does not make sinning ok. We need to continue to strive to rid our lives of sin, and this is only accomplished through Jesus, He gives us the strength to change. This is no different than the change that occurs in the life of a person who has just been saved! If we were saved young, we don’t need to fear that there was no change right after salvation, our continual change from sin to life in Jesus demonstrates that we are really saved.