||Paul Lungu: “Because I went through rejection myself, I can easily understand the challenges others face.”
Throughout a life filled with struggles, Paul Lungu pondered the big
questions of life.
“I often wondered what the meaning and purpose of my life was, I knew
there should be more to life than just being born, growing up, going to
school, getting a job, getting married, and then after that die,” Paul
Having no answer to these crucial questions, he remembers feeling
Trying to alleviate his “woes”, which included rejection from his
step-mother, Paul turned to “drinking heavily, smoking and lustful
relationships”, and was also heavily influenced by peer pressure at
When he realised that his friends didn’t have the answers to his
questions, he began reading a pocket-sized Bible he had. “My favourite
book of the Bible was Psalms, it comforted me a lot,” Paul says.
Still searching for answers, he remembers walking around with two friends when
they came across a preacher who “talked to me about the goodness of
The preacher arranged to take Paul to church, where Paul says he heard that
“God desires everyone to turn from their rebellion and be saved from
Amazed that God had provided the answers he was looking for, Paul asked the
preacher to explain a bit more.
After explaining in detail God’s plan of salvation (see the book of
Romans), the preacher told Paul that all he had to do was admit to God that he
has sinned against Him, and accept Jesus Christ as his Lord and Saviour.
|”I once hated women, but now i’m able to love my wife.&rdquo |
Immediately, Paul asked Jesus to do this for him, and it changed his life in
the best way possible.
“Before I accepted Jesus, I hated women and did not love my wife, but
now I have the love of God and I am able to love my wife,” Paul
Trusting in Jesus as his Saviour has also changed the way Paul feels.
“I had a spirit of rejection and would
react to remarks that people said about me by withdrawing and feeling
frustration. Jesus has helped me deal with this.”
Paul now believes that his experiences of rejection are enabling him to help
others with the same difficulties.
“Because I went through rejection myself, I can easily understand the
challenges others face and I know that through Jesus Christ I can be of
help,” he says.
Paul is ever grateful that “in the midst of confusion, God came at the
right time and saved my life.” He now knows the answer to his
“In August 1980, I accepted Jesus as my personal Saviour, I have never
looked back and I am serving Jesus Christ my Lord.”