I tried to gain acceptance by giving into the party scene. I thought as long as I had a concern for other people and was a genuinely good person, that would be enough for me to get to heaven. To me, Christ and joy were two separate things. But in all of this I realized that the pleasures of this world are nothing compared to the true pleasure found in Jesus. I took pride in the image I made for myself but now I count it all as loss for the eternal worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.
Now my identity is in Christ.