I spent many years running away. Running away from home, my feelings, and the problems in my life. I even ran away from God.
In my teens and 20’s, I thought that I could find happiness through drugs, alcohol, pornography, masturbation, and sexual relationships with strippers. I spent many nights trying to fill a hole inside my heart that could only be filled by the shadow of a cross, and the sacrifice that the Son of God made for me,
In all my years spent running away, I was chasing the wrong things. When my money ran out, the drugs and alcohol gone, I looked around and saw no standing there with me when I was at my worst.
Then, from out of the darkness, an outstretched hand reached down and pulled me up out of my own personal hell, and set me on solid ground. I now know this was Jesus.
He started walking with me, and when I couldn’t make the changes I needed to make, he became those changes in me. He bridged the gap between us, and today, I can proudly say I am a child of God.
Thank you so much for all that you have done for me. Restored Warriors and the Conquer Series helped me remember who I really am, and who I will become, more than a conqueror through Christ, who first loved me.
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