I was twelve when accepted Christ. Like many people I was drawn away during my teenage years. In and out of church I became that “crisis” Christian. Calling out to God in times of need but failing to see what He was working to do in my life. I was in my thirties when I came to truly understand the love that Christ has for me. During a two year period I lost both parents, my grandmother, grandfather and was in a semi-truck wreck that took the life of another as well as my livelihood.
It was during this time that I struggled with thoughts of suicide. As I look back at how God protected me, directed my life and never gave up on me I can only stand in awe. I will never fully understand why my life has taken the turns it has taken, but I can now see where God has never quit working to give me meaning and purpose to my life, to show me that my life has great value to Him.
I now understand what it means to be “His workmanship”. You see, had it not been for Christ, His love and direction in spite of myself I would not be what I am today. I am grateful to God for all the events, good and bad, that He brought me through. It was those events that have shaped and made me more useable to Christ. Never take life for granted, never underestimate the unexpected and never count Christ out. He is always molding you for His purposes.
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