I've been thinking about it for years. Although, the question has changed several times, the end result is still the same.
Q: Do I want to be baptised?
A: I kind of want to be baptised as an adult. I want to show God and the world my commitment and belief in him.
Q: Should I be baptised?
A: I know I should, but I'm nervous. I'm scared to go stand up in front of all those people. They will stare. What if they make me talk in front of everyone? What if I drown?
Am I worthy to be baptised?
A: I've made so many mistakes in my life. Would I be a hypocrite if I were to confess my love and belief in God when I've not followed him as I should?
This was the one, the one question that has stopped me from doing it.
I've finally realized something... if I wait until I'm perfect, I'll never do it. I'll never be perfect. Perfection is not required. Just love and belief, that's it. And I have that.
So now I have one more question. "Does anyone want do it with me?"
If you've been thinking in the back of your mind this is something you would like to do. If you have been feeling that tug to be baptised but were like me, scared and doubtful, come with me. We can do it together.
I'm attaching a link to Eastlake Church. http://eastlakecc.com/
Check it out. This is a church that is working to reach the everyday person. You know, all of us with our flaws and doubts. Ryan the head pastor is the first person to admit he is human and had challenges just like the rest of us. Therefore the whole church community is very welcoming and very real.
I'm looking to get baptised at the next event. It hasn't been posted yet, but I assume it will be in May or June. If you are interested in being baptised, interested in checking out Eastlake, or want to come see me be baptised just let me know.
I'd love to have you along with me.