Kat Melocoton | Photo by Josh Calabrese
My name is Katrina Melocoton. I am a child of God. A blogger from the Philippines. A lover of all things creative. An out-of-the-box thinker. Please scroll down to know my story.
I was, but now I am..
I struggled to find my identity throughout my life. In my childhood, I often get the role of a man during role plays inside my school. I progressed from being bi-curious to homosexual to bisexual. I secretly embraced my bisexuality inside a strict and conservative home. When I was a 4th-year high school, aside from my passion for being an artist, I planned to be a soldier to slowly confess my identity to my parents. But my plans never happened and everything changed when I discovered my new identity in Christ.
I came to know someone. He knows me by name and loves me no matter who I am. His name is Jesus, who laid down his life for me. I made a decision to follow him and that day on, my life was never the same.
This is one of the days that made an impact on my life. I publicly proclaimed my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. I was baptized in water and in Spirit. The old me is gone. I believe I have done the best thing in my life!
From chains to freedom and from sin to victory. God continue to mold me to be the woman He calls me to be. I became part of Leadership 113 class, wherein I graduated with a “Woman of Prayer” award.
Present to future
In Christ, I discovered who I am. I am a child of God — a daughter created in his image. A woman, not just a woman but a woman who fears the Lord. Today, I live in faith, purity, and holiness, only by His grace. Truly by His grace.
I am perfectly imperfect
Before knowing Christ, I have done things that I am not particularly proud of. Looking back in time, those are the sins I regret doing. Sin is very expensive. The price is not paid in cash but in mental, emotional and spiritual pain. All I want to do that time is to cut the pain, anxiety, and depression. I want to re-start my life, yet I felt like there is no way out. I came to the point that I accepted the fact that I am helpless, not until I met someone who forever changed my life. He is no other than Jesus. My Lord. My Savior.
I am a work-in-progress
Today, I still make a lot of mistakes. Many times I stumbled. I confessed. I seek healing. I cried. I prayed hard. I still get moved and struggle, but the desire towards following Jesus and seeking his righteousness is much stronger and deeper right now. See how wretched I am, we are, but God’s redemptive grace is always available.
Why do I write?
I realized that electronic communication can also be used as a platform to share my faith and testimony.
My heart is to positively influence people whether young or old, who find themselves in difficult times, through the transforming power that also changed me — the gospel. My deepest desire is for Jesus to be our go-to place when we face the turmoil of life.
Most of my writings are from my personal experiences and realizations, which I think people may relate on to.
I will be here to share the best news anyone could ever receive. Not because I am virtuous, but because I am not. God’s word is alive and able to cleanse a speck of dirt, restore a broken and transform life. May you and I never lose the childlike wonder in our pursuit of the Truth every day.