Pop singer and actress Selena Gomez recently opened up about her Christian faith and boldly proclaimed “I’m a child of God.”
Gomez shared her testimony at a recent Hillsong Church conference. Gomez can often be spotted attending Hillsong Church services, the same church love interest Justin Bieber also frequently attends.
According to Latina.com, the 25-year-old Gomez said that she thought fame would provide her with what she needed, but that turned out to be a false hope.
"You will feel like the loud screams from thousands of people while you are onstage will be the thing that saves you, but it isn't,” she said.
“I was depressed, anxious. I started to have panic attacks right before getting on-stage, or right after leaving the stage,” she continued.
Gomez went on to say that it was on her 23rd birthday that she finally gave her life to God and He became “real” to her.
She shares that she heard the Holy Spirit speak to her and say:
"Selena, you are enough! Not because you've tried hard, not because you have loved hard or put on your best face. Not because you have been given a large platform and not because others tell you 'you are enough,'" she declared. "You are enough because you are a child of God who has been pursued from the very beginning. You are enough because His grace has saved you and covered you. And every good thing you do will flow from this truth. What you give to others will always be an overflow of what He has given to you. Selena you don’t have to try so hard. You can rest."
What an inspiring testimony! We pray Selena will continue to walk with God and share her faith.
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Publication date: January 3, 2018
Veronica Neffinger wrote her first poem at age seven and went on to study English in college, focusing on 18th century literature. When she is not listening to baseball games, enjoying the outdoors, or reading, she can be found mostly in Richmond, VA writing primarily about nature, nostalgia, faith, family, and Jane Austen.