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My Life Changed This Day (24 years ago)

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On December 1, 1990, I was still dead in my sins, thinking I was a good person. I was right with the Man upstairs and I had no fears because I knew I was living my life the way I was supposed to: as a drug-abusing, womanizing, gambling thief.

But everything changed the next day when I looked up, knelt down and bowed my head in submission to Jesus Christ.

broken-chains-manIt’s a good thing He didn’t tell me what was going to happen over the ensuing 24 years because I may not have chosen this path. Thank God He chose me. I can, like the Apostle Paul, say this whole-heartedly:

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service. Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief. The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen. (1 Timothy 1:12-17)

My story before I became a Christian is a crazy one. I was a meth addict who sold stereos out of the back of my car in the desert. I was robbed at shotgun point by dealers. I had my face smashed against a steering wheel…and I ultimately challenged the devil to show himself in a field at midnight. I guarantee you that you will not be bored when you listen.

Please listen to my very eventful and entertaining testimony as shared on KDRP Radio by clicking here.

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  1. 1990? It seems we were both going through similar things at the same time, I got clean in 90 as well. Mine wasn’t meth, though I had done it, my addiction was cocaine and random pills. Congratulations on turning your life around.

    I don’t know about you but when I look back on that guy I used to be I don’t recognize him at all. My friends say I haven’t changed much, that I’m better without the drugs but still the same. I don’t agree, other people only see behaviors and I suppose mine haven’t changed too much, however they never saw inside, the selfishness, greed, and sociopathy that my addiction caused in me.

    I am no believer in a God but I am glad you found your faith, that it helped you leave addiction behind. Having been reading your blog for some time I can say you seem to be a nice guy, who loves his family and works hard. If Christianity gave you that, then that is a wonderful thing.

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