God is able to do far beyond our imagination - Kenroy Davis
As a child, Kenroy Davis struggled with uncertainties of life, such as its meaning, his true purpose and the reason for his existence.
His insecurities, coupled with the fact that he was one of the most brilliant of his time, became a burden to him.
"After I did GSAT, I was placed at what was considered the worst school in my parish and thus I thought nothing of myself; that I was worth nothing. As I got older and really started to seriously ponder my existence and my purpose, I was lost, I started to doubt the existence of God: it just didn't make sense to me," he said.
The young man revealed that he was searching for something, but hadn't a clue where to look.
"And to say I was going to find hope in God was the last thing on my mind. As far as I was concerned, He wasn't real. I remember when one of my teachers would invite me to church and I would never show up. My case was the idea of science vs religion, intelligence vs faith. Science made sense, religion did not; intelligence and coincidence made sense, and faith did not," he said, adding that at the same time he wanted hope, that he was empty but didn't know how to be filled.
In his quest for fulfilment, Davis said he even began chasing after sexual pleasures.
He expressed gratitude to his teacher for never giving up on him. He decided to attend church, just for show.
According to him: "When I went it wasn't a bad experience, so I decided to give it some thought and to really learn more about God, the Bible and the idea of church.
"Eventually, things started making sense and my emptiness was filled. I found joy in the Lord after I turned my life over to Him. I never forget this scripture that my teacher always shared with me: 'I have a plan for you, a plan not to harm you, but to prosper you and to give you a bright future'."
Davis told Family and Religion that life as he knew it was never the same again.
Giving an account of his victories found through Christ, the now 23-year-old youth director at the Grace Gospel Chapel in Clark's Town, Trelawny said:
"My grades started to improve. I trusted in God, overcame all odds and He allowed me to graduate with 12 CXC subjects from high school and a first-class degree (bachelors) in education. It has not been easy, but God is able to do far beyond what we are able to imagine. I want to encourage young people to give their lives to Jesus. All this world has to offer is vanity, but there's true happiness in Jesus."