Here’s my Christian testimony.
Coming up as a kid, my mom and dad weren’t Christians so I didn’t know much about God. When I was 12 I started getting involved in gangs, started drinking beer and getting into all kinds of trouble. So my mom and dad put me in a Christian school. After I started going to the Christian school I started doing a lot better. I learned about God and His plan for my life. But that didn’t last very long and I was right back to the gangs and drinking again.
Eventually I was old enough to drop out of school so that’s what I did. I started drinking even more. I got into drugs—all kinds of drugs. I got to the point if I didn’t have some kinda drug in me I wasn’t having any fun. I got to the point I was ready to give up on life.
So I asked God to help me. I said, “If there’s anything that You could do to help me with my life please do it.” I gave my life to God. Well, that lasted for about one day and I was right back with the drinking and drugs. And I must have prayed to God and gave my life to Him 100 times or more within a two-year period. But what I didn’t realize is that God was trying to help me every time. He was right there with me but I was more concerned about other stuff and I didn’t listen to Him and really try to live the right life.
Anyway, one night I was sitting in my room on my computer and I decided that I couldn’t live another day of my life like this. I got on my knees and prayed. I said, “God, please forgive me of all my sins if there’s any way you can forgive all the horrible things I’ve done to You. I need You in my life now and forever. I don’t want to live another day without You in my life. I need You Lord. I need You to come into my life so strong and grab hold of me and fill me with Your love and Your wisdom. Please Jesus, don’t ever let me go.” And then I reclined back on my bed and just relaxed. I felt a feeling come over my body that you wouldn’t believe. There was no doubt it was God.
Ever since that day I have lived every day for God. Not half of the day or when I felt like it but every minute of every day. And Friend, let me tell you something—God is leading me in some pretty amazing directions.
Thank you Jesus!