All my life I had been lucky. I had always been able to take care of myself. I always thought that I knew myself best and I could handle anything. Whatever I did, no matter how risky I always ended up basically ok. I was self-centered and self-indulgent, always looking for the next best thing.
When I was about 24, I got married and shortly afterward we moved to a new neighborhood. My neighbor invited me to her church where I started reading the Bible and learning that the reason I was always looking for the next best thing was because I was looking for the wrong things. The one “thing” that I really needed was a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Things have not always been rosy and I’ve made a lot of mistakes along the way. But, as I look back over the years I realize when I was at my worst and most vulnerable, God was with me, watching out for me, teaching me. It wasn’t me in control—it was God. And I am confident that in the end, I really will be ok because God is faithful in all he does and the changes He has started in me, He will complete. That’s a promise from God.
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