New Creation

August 8th, 2019 Posted by Class of 2019

Hi, my name is Cute Kapah. Jesus has transformed my life through the Word of God, the teachings, and the activities we have been doing here at Poetice.

Some of the teachers taught about how to deal with misunderstanding. If you have something against someone, you have to confront them in a healthy way, which is called healthy conflict. Before, I used to deal with conflicts in a different way. I would rather avoid confronting that person and believe myself to be right. And I used to be a short-tempered person, but now I have learned many things. God has removed that short-tempered heart. I am just a new creation.

Some time ago, when things didn’t seem to work in my favor, I used to think God wasn’t with me. However, I now know that He has never left me. He is always with me. I could go on forever, but needless to say, without Him I am nothing. I have also realized that there is not one stone He has not overturned in my journey to create me to be and live as the lady He created me to be. And before I came here to Poetice, I never had the courage to preach to people during Bible study. But now I can do that with boldness.

Before I came to this school, I had the passion to fight for justice without knowing how and where to start from. But now that I know the Biblical definition of justice, I know how to address that. And the definition is “living in a way as to not wrong another; acting in a way as to make wrongs right.”

I’ve been empowered to fight for justice in communities where there are many wrongs. So I will make them right. And during our justice week, Micah taught that justice always, always begins with God. And that everyone desires identity and purpose in the community.
I’ve also learned that before fighting for justice, I have to check and seek the root cause of it. And justice seekers takes courage. While fighting for justice, we cannot reach everyone, but everyone can reach someone. From now on, I will carry my neighbor’s glory. It will be laid daily on my back–a load so heavy that only humility can carry it.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Cute Kapalu
Zambia
2019 Student