As I learned what a relationship with Christ meant, I had to start by repenting. Over time, I learned to love the attributes of Christ rather Christ himself. My life, up until now, was filtered through what I could hopefully convince Jesus to do for me. I would tell myself that anyone can be a believer and not necessarily be in relationship with Him. I made that up and believed it for so long. Being a believer and recognizing I needed a savior meant I had to actively pursue a relationship. Today, my trust is in Christ alone. I understand his grace and mercy molded my story, to make me the person I am today.