Coming from the other side of the web from the awesome site that is “Undistracted Christian,” Tyler Hess took time away from his writing to write for a moment on when he was a kid. This is a great opportunity for kids, teens, young adults and adults to read and realize that others have the same, if not, similar testimony.
Thank You Tyler for sharing with Cartoon Daily News! With that, here’s his story:
The Toughest Part Of My Childhood
By Tyler Hess
I think every kid goes through challenges, from the most popular ones to the kid who sits in the corner and doesn’t talk to anyone except himself.
I had my share of challenges, from packing a few extra pounds (exacerbated by the asthma that made it more difficult for me to shed the weight) to being more or less introverted (a fancy word for shy) to being the Christian kid who for some reason didn’t want to get into trouble.
None of those difficulties were really that big of a deal for the first ten years of my life, because I had the same friends that I grew up with and your life long friends don’t really care about those things because they know that you’re super awesome about sharing your G.I. Joes and that your parents will order pizza when you ask them to spend the night at their house on Friday night.
What changed everything is when my parents decided that they wanted to move across town, without asking me permission for some reason or another, where I had to start going to a new school, where I had no friends.
I know that there has been a lot of attention to anti-bullying campaigns lately, but there was no social media back then to tell this one kid not to beat me up my first week at the new school.
I spent the next five or so years in fear that it could happen again any day. Going to high school and eventually driving my own car to school helped, especially when I saw my old friends again at the town’s one high school.
I don’t know how I got through it, I only know who got me through it.
I believe in a God who gets us through the toughest times in our lives, who shows that He is faithful and makes the best out of the worst of situations.
Now I don’t have to be afraid of bullies, even when my life has been threatened (I have legitimately been told by someone twice that they would shoot me) because I know that those people can only hurt my body, but they can’t take away my soul.
God shows His strength in our weakness in a sinful world.
What have you overcome by God’s strength?
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