Being baptized is an important step of obedience that you choose to make in your life. Baptism is knowing and believing that Jesus died for your salvation and is the next step to becoming a brand new you. It is a public declaration of your faith Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Baptisms represent a burial of your former self, as you go under the water you’re being washed of everything you did in the past and all the mistakes you’ve made are dead and gone and there is no going back. As you rise from the water you emerge a new person, no that doesn’t mean you won’t have any more problems or mess up in life because you are. It’s how you handle the situation in front of you, that’s what new about you and that’s what you have the power to change. It’s like hitting a mental reset button to set up a better and brighter future for you. Baptism is a serious thing to commit to, no one can force you to do it, but if you are serious about your walk with God it is an important step to take. Paul teaches us that we must believe in our hearts for justification and then declare with our mouth for salvation. Being baptized can sometimes feel intimidating but it will be a choice worth making.