By: Debbie Lindell09/01/16

Designed Sisterhood

Bri’s Story

My life was one big mess. I was a mean, selfish person whom everyone did their best to avoid. I had no friends and didn’t care… at least that’s what I told myself.

Serving God felt like a chore, like a list of do’s and don’ts that I would never be able to live up to.

Then, last year, I was invited to Designed for Life. Why I went, I will never know. I did not understand what I was there for. Although I had heard about God and even decided to try and follow Him, I was not where I needed to be in my relationship with Him. To me, serving God felt like a chore, like a list of do’s and don’ts that I would never be able to live up to.

No matter what I did, I never felt good enough and never would… so why try.

When I came home from Designed for Life — everyone noticed a difference in me. You could see God working in me. My relationships with my family, my co-workers and the girls around me went from being a dysfunctional mess to filled with life and joy. I was now looking at everything through the eyes of acceptance and forgiveness rather than unworthiness and condemnation.

Now all I want to do is to reveal God’s grace, beauty and light wherever I go!

I went from being the mean and nasty girl at work, who always had something negative to say, to sharing my new God-given joy, encouraging everyone around me and telling them about my faith.The transformation was incredible to watch — not only for everyone around me, but to me as well.

Now all I want to do is to reveal God’s grace, beauty and light wherever I go! When people ask me, “What has happened to you?”… I confidently say, “It is all because of Jesus, and I give Him all the glory because He has done a work in my life that I could not have done on my own… and I am so thankful!”