Writing my testimony is not easy, there are parts of my life that I’m ashamed of and there are parts that I can’t remember. I didn’t grow up in a Christian home with Christian parents in fact it was my grandmother who took me to church. Every Sunday she would pick us up and take us to church until she moved. At that point, I started riding the church bus and never missed a Sunday. Many times I prayed for forgiveness and was baptized but to be honest, I never felt the change.
All through High School, I always kept to myself, stayed out of trouble and often spoke of God, but I never could tell anyone what He has done for me. I lived with an Alcoholic father, a mother who went to bars every weekend but it wasn’t until my mother had to have back surgery and almost lost her life that my parents turned their lives around, started going to church and eventually gave their lives to Christ. Grant it, all this time I thought I was I saved. It was a new life for my family.
It wasn’t until many years later I would surrender my life to God. Fast forward to 2007, I’m a wife a mother to three girls and pursuing a dream, Cosmetology School. March 4, 2007 during the sermon at church, I felt this tug, this overwhelming pressure, I knew it was God speaking to me. At first, I didn’t know what to do, I looked at my husband and knew it was time, time for me to surrender my life to God and change the way I had been living. That moment felt wonderful, like a load of bricks had been lifted off of my shoulders. I could breath!
I’m not going to say that my life has been perfect, it hasn’t. I’ve been tested, tried, ran over but I always managed to pick myself up and continue to live my life for Christ. God has brought me through so much. When I felt the call on my life to write and speak, I knew that was God. It has taken me several years to succumb to this call, with God by my side I know I can’t go wrong.
Always live your life day by day, never doubt God’s will for your life and always trust that God knows what is best.