She had a friend. He declared his love to her at a time she was incapable of returning it. Although he left, they stayed in touch.
“I’m going to win her,” he thought
“I’m glad he’s gone,” she thought.
Over the next year she began writing to him about her new experiences with Jesus.
If I pretend to be a Christian, she’ll want me, he thought.
“Hey, I’ve started going to church, too!” he wrote her.
“That’s wonderful,” she responded.
I need more, he thought.
“I’ve started going to Bible study,” he wrote her.
“That’s great,” she responded.
Hmmm, he thought. What else? Maybe I really do need to go to church so I can give her more details. So he started attending a local church and they began writing about what they were learning from their respective churches.
“Hey! Guess what?” he wrote her one day after several months. “I got saved last night!”
“I thought you already were,” she wrote back.
“I just told you than because I thought it might make you want me. But the pretending became real! I guess all that church rubbed off on me!” he wrote.
“That’s awesome!” she wrote back and rejoiced with him in his new life. His desire for her was replaced with a desire for Jesus – and they were both happy.
From faking it to win her heart,
his heart was won by God instead.
How amazing is that!