Short story of my road here…
August 2, 2011 at 12:03 pm #23391
I want to share to everyone my story about my transformation with the Lord and its pretty long so be prepared to read.
I met this girl in high school who I later made my girlfriend. Her parents happened to be very religious and didnt know about our relationship. Her stepdad soon found out about us by catching us together at a park. He told me to leave and told her to break up with me which she refused and ran away from home. Since I knew her older brother, he came to my house angry demanding to know where she was and I told him she had just broken up with me and I didnt know. Of course I lied to him. She went back home after several months. By this time we were in a on/off relationship for about a year or so. When she decided to go back home, she was pregnant. Her parents did not find out until she was actually 8 months. She had a boy, my son, ruben. I would go over to their house every so often to see him. All I wanted to do at this point was party, get drunk, do drugs and stay out late. For awhile I stopped visiting. My parents were also drug addicts since I was about 5. I have 5 other siblings. Currently 4 are still in foster care. My younger brother and I got out of the system when we turned 18. We were all taken away when I was in middle school because we were homeless. Its been a total of 6 years for me being in the system and counting for my younger siblings. None of my friends knew about this because I was too embarrassed and ashamed to speak of it, so I lied and told everyone I lived with my grandparents. When I finally moved back with my parents I began to visit my son again. It was really hard for me because of transportation. Our location was always new because we were still homeless. I had gotten back with my son’s mom, my girlfriend, and guess what…i got her pregnant again. After that I didnt see her until she had the baby. She went to the hospital at 3 in the morning and her brother picked me up so I can take care of my son while she was in the hospital. For a few days I was living in her home taking care of my son which was abit awkward because of my relationship with her mom. Which was not good. After awhile we got to know each other abit and felt better about living together. She had a talk with me one night saying how she wasn’t going to force christianity on to me but told me that God has a plan for me. I didnt really think much of it because I didnt really care. Later on she told me she had a discussion with her family and everyone agreed I should stay and live there because I was only staying for my,son. According to her she wouldnt normally do this because I wasnt married to her daughter but God told her to allow it. I said yes. Me and her mother soon had a better relationship. One night she asked me about my past and who I was. Like I said, I never wanted to talk about my past because I was embarrassed but I felt safe. I let everything out finally and felt relieved and started to cry. Every night for a month I would cry because I finally had let everything I was holding in out. Soon I started going to church and bible study with my girlfriend. I felt a connection with God. And it started to grow more and more every week. Finally I decided to get married with the mother of my children. I presented my children to God the following week and introduced God to 2 of my younger siblings. I know now that God put me on this tough road for a reason. I met a beautiful girl, had 2 beautiful children, and am now currently living a happy christian life. I thank God for blessing me and I hope everyone will take the opportunity to know Him. Praise God and bless us all.August 2, 2011 at 2:44 pm #38044
comming from an unruly army brat.. I’d say that’s remarkable.. my advice get the beat rollin..
“sew in tears reap in cheers”August 2, 2011 at 7:52 pm #38045
Thanks for reading and sharing. Ive never heard the sew in tears thing before. I like it hahaAugust 5, 2011 at 10:51 pm #38046
I think it’s in proverbs not quite sure something to the effect of… he who goes out sewing in tears will reap in songs of joy..so it’s just kind of like a spin off…August 29, 2011 at 10:03 pm #38047
DJ Ryan GoodeMember
Awesome testimony Brother, stay encouraged and stay on fire for Christ. if times get tough and your faith is tested, remember what God has done for you, God chose you my brother and Jesus saved you. it sounds like you have a strong foundation of folks to hold you accountable. i urge you to keep an open line of communication through prayer constantly with God, stay in the church, stay in the bible studies, keep reading the word daily, repent when you make a mistake, when you fall always get back up, keep moving forward, walking in The Spirit and obeying the teachings of Christ, keep raising your children in the ways of The Lord. Put God 1st, your wife 2nd, your children 3rd, then everyone else.i got mad respect for you Fam, stay on Fire. In Christ.
DJ Ryan Goode
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