To tell y’all the cold hard facts about my walk.
I didn’t believe in Jesus Christ until I saw a demonic-butcher spirit get breathed out of my body in 2012. Sadly, I was down a path of self-help guru, a Ralph Waldo Emerson, build-yo-self-up Personal Trainer that believed in science and fact and logic and I knew I didn’t have all the answers in life. I thought I had enough life experience to make an impact on those around me and help other people out.
I gave my life to Jesus Christ because one servant having the faith and boldness to belief in me. I had spent most of my life running away from my problems or violently attacking them.
My twin brother gave his life to The Lord in 2010 and all my brother seemed to do is constantly tell me about how GREAT Jesus was and how GREAT God is.
I was pursuing Spirituality and looking at fulfilling my own life’s prophesy by looking at pleasing my flesh. One day, after I firmly told him to stop talking to me about Jesus, he asked me to attended his Bible study with his Chaplin… I was pretty irate at the time, because I was doing my “own thing” and what he was saying was pretty mainstream and not socially accepted in my friend groups. I now I look at him with admiration, courage, and agape love.
After a long day at work I told him that I wouldn’t do that. After he poked and prodded me long enough (he’s so great at that) he asked me what my conditions would have to be for me to come and do it. I gave him my conditions and he prayed for me every single week until I actually showed up…it was about 9 months.
These “weird” guys kept asking me questions and were awkwardly friendly I thought.
They did crazy stuff like pray in a group, read the Bible, and have questions based on what struggles they had in their prospected Career fields and such. I thought to myself, “what a bunch of wimps, this is like AA (Alcoholics Anonymous), and I need to get out of here. There are other people out there with worse problems than me, these are the people that really need the help. Not me. I need to get out of here now. I wonder when this is going to be over.”
Soon after I finished thinking I was asked to read a scripture verse, I had been paying little attention to the conversation because I was there for my brother because he asked me and deep down I was curious about who God was.
But I had been plagued so long by a demonic presence I did not want to accept Jesus Christ as anything to do with my life because I thought he hated me. Something deep down in me really appreciated these guys pouring out “their guts” and I over time I ran back into them. Some were being changed and some weren’t.
I saw something in these guys that I had never seen in character development…that weakness and humility was what was building them up.
The Lord has extended me a second chance, to become an ant, a soldier, and a general in HIS army.
How about you?
What is your life’s purpose?
What’s your role in his kingdom?
But Jesus called them to him and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
How will you serve in his kingdom?