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I Could Not Even See How Sick My Life Was

 Editor    Feb 04 : 15:02
 None    Recovery Stories

I was 40 years old when I was baptized into Christ and that was 4+ years ago.

I was 40 years old when I was baptized into Christ and that was 4+ years ago. Little did I know that it was a journey into recovery that God had planned for me.I was a recovering drug user in that, I was no longer using drugs. I had used drugs from high school until about 10 years ago. I used mainly speed via needles. I used lots of other drugs as well. Man I was in a dark pit. I used drugs and I wound up on the streets, selling my body, doing things that just really were detestable before God. I could not even see how sick my life was. I knew that I did not want to continue living in such "filth" and wanted it to change. So I did stop using, but my heart was still far from God.

 I felt so surrendered and it is awesome
When I got baptized I finally saw that things could change in my life, no more slavery to sin. But I just did not have the impact that I new I could have and I had no clue why. One day I was talking with a Brother from LA and he told me about Chemical Recovery.

I knew that I needed something more even as a disciple to help to further heal me from the abuse I set upon my mind and body and to God. I attended CR, and what I saw was that I had not surrendered myself to God. I had not surrendered my life, soul, and heart to him. It was a fight at first, then finally I broke after lots of prayer and help. I felt so surrendered and it is awesome.

So after 42 years I was finally freed from the slavery of drugs! I tell you, there is nothing like freedom from the slavery of sin. I know that God worked on my heart and I can never do anything at all to repay God for his patience compassion and love for me. I look forward to the day that I can finally be with him and Jesus.

Psalm 40 2 He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.


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