The time is short and we need to get right with God. I grew up in a Christian family and knew about God while growing up. My mother was a prayer warrior and loved the Lord. My father was what you would call a silent Christian. He knew about God and grew up in the church but much success in life that he focused more on that than his faith.
Before I was born my parents were in a horrible car accident and lost a child (my sister), and my brother was seriously injured and later died when he was 7 from complications (I was 1 at the time). My mother suffered a broken neck in the accident. She miraculously by the power of God and her will to live climbed up the side of a ravine with my brother back up onto the highway to flag down help. My father suffered a ruptured spleen and broken ribs.
After the accident, my mother completely turned to God and was involved in church groups. She would go to see Kathryn Kuhlman when she was in town and was delivered by the power of God (touched) from smoking at one of her revivals. They would bring my brother to the Kathryn Kuhlman revivals and pray for a miracle for him to be healed.
God blessed my parents with two more children (my sister and me). My mother was involved with a Pentecostal church group in those days and, the Pastor’s ancestors were from original tribe of Levi. He was filled with the Holy Spirit at the Azusa street revival. They would have several encounters and witness the power of God moving.
When my mother was pregnant with me she was baptized by the Pastor in front of the congregation. While growing up, I always felt the presence of God and had a strong sense on what the right thing was to do in life. This is why the enemy has been out to destroy me from an early age. At that time, my parents were going in to separate directions in life. My mother was fully involved in the Church while my father was caught up in his career and being a celebrity.
My parents never really emotionally recovered from the accident and did not seek counseling for the grieve they had to deal with (mostly my father than my mother). This eventually led to them getting a divorce when I was 15. My father and I did not have the best relationship as he was gone most of the time. When he would be home, my parents would be fighting about something. He was not happy most of the time and would emotionally and physically take it out on my sister and me. It got so bad, I literally was ready to run away versus dealing with my father’s wrath. It broke me and that was the devil’s foothold as well as my father not protecting his family spiritually.
I turned to my friends for comfort which some of them were drinking alcohol and doing drugs. I started joining them and drinking alcohol and then drugs to cope with the emotional pain (father rejection) I was dealing with (divorce). I would go to school (high school) and play sports during the week and on the weekend would party with my friends. That went on for the last two years of high school and when I went to college.
When I was about 23 is when I grew out of that and wanted to have a better life. I started working full time and go my own apartment with a roommate. I was around 25 when I was reintroduced to God by my girlfriend at the time. She took me to her church where I repented for my sins accepted Jesus into my heart and was baptized as well.
A lot of what I know now like about the car accident happening, my mother’s involvement with the church, my parents relationship when I was young, was kept from me for whatever reason. I did not find out about those events until much later in life (30’s).
For the next few years my relationship was off and on with God as I was not completely delivered from a lot of things from my past. I struggled with my self identity and would focus all my energy on my outward appearance. I would workout sometimes 3-4 hours a day and take out all my anger on the weights. I was in great shape but something was still missing.
When I was 31, I made one of the biggest mistakes of my life. I went on a drug binge (partied) for 3-4 days and got little to no sleep in that period. I opened myself up and was possessed by a demonic spirit. It was one of the scariest things you could imagine as I was not in my right mind. What I did know what to do is pray! I got down on my knees and cried out to God. He heard me and I felt better but that demonic spirit was still tormenting me.
A group from the church I was going to came over and prayed deliverance for me. My body shook and the demonic spirit was gone. I opened my eyes and everything was normal again. Praise God!
After that part of my life, I got serious with God and turned my life completely around. I no longer lived for myself but for God. Fast forward 2 years later after this situation, I was married to my awesome wife. We now have 5 beautiful children and they are all gifted athletically, spiritually, and scholastically. God can heal and deliver you from any situation that your in.
Jesus Christ died for our sins, iniquities, and transgressions. Repent and ask for forgiveness. Accept Jesus in your heart and make him your Lord and Savior. Plead the blood of Jesus over you and your situation. All things are possible for those who believe. Believe in your heart. Whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life. In Jesus name I pray for you. Amen.