through faith —and this is not from yourselves,
it is the gift of God— 9 not by works,
so that no one can boast."
Junior high is when I started rebelling and getting in trouble, suspension after suspension...and after school detention after detention. I then got into the wrong crowd and in doing so my life became engulfed with chaos and storms.
I got into a fight in the 7th grade; the two people that I had called out wanted to have a huge fight, with the people I was associated with, and the people they were associated with. I told none of my friends of it because I thought it was silly..well they all showed up where my friends and I were supposed to meet, with various weapons. Shortly after the police arrived busting people with guns and various weapons. Not long after that my mother received various life threatening calls as to what these people were to do to us for revenge.
I got in more trouble fighting and then was suspended for half of a year due to being caught with drugs in school. We moved from there and I went through high school at a different school. It was there after graduation that my life took a dramatic turn for the worse.
I began drinking alcohol and doing drugs. So much so, that in a 2 month span I lost 50 pounds from cocaine. Needless to say, shortly after my mother learned of my addiction. I felt as if I had no reason to live any longer. I went home and wrote a letter to my family telling them that I loved them and I could no longer take the pain that this life brings. I took a gun and went to a river bank in Texas.
It was there on a hot sunny day that I would take my last breath. On that clear sunny day, with blue skies, I knelt down against a tree and lifted the gun up. As I went to pull the trigger the beautiful clear sky cracked with thunder! It was there that I knew there was a living true God. I dropped the gun instantly and there began my recovery from the drugs and alcohol through my new found Saviour Jesus Christ.
I then got into the Word, which is the Bible, and found the comfort I had always searched for, the peace...the answer. You see I was addicted to drugs, now my addiction is in the King of kings (Jesus Christ). I once was consumed in alcohol, and now I am completely consumed in the Lord of lords.
It took me almost losing my life to find it and now that I have Him in my life it will never be the same. Thank you my BEAUTIFUL SAVIOR, MY KING, MY LORD, MY ROCK, MY HEALER, MY REDEEMER, MY FORTRESS, MY JOY, AND MY ALL IN ALL FOREVERMORE...JESUS CHRIST MY LORD AND SAVIOR.
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