That same year, I got a phone call from a
friend about 3 am on a Saturday night. He told me that my girlfriend had been at
a party, she had been drinking, she got drunk, a guy slipped a pill into her
drink and she was raped. I was devastated. I actually for the first time in
my life was not strong enough for myself. I couldn't shake the anger I had
built up inside no matter how hard I tried. One of my friends asked if she
could pray for me. Well, during that prayer she told me that if I believed
Jesus could take that pain from me that he would, that all I had to do was
trust. I opened my eyes in tears from that prayer because He had taken away
all my pain.
After that point in my life, I began to see
more and more what a relationship with Christ meant. And honestly that is
where the change took place. I accepted Christ as my Savior and asked
forgiveness for my sins and the changes happened. I lost all temptation to
drink and began seeing the joy of life in a whole new way. Don't get me
wrong, I would still be the life of the party, making a goof of myself on the
dance floor, and making people laugh, but without being drunk. God filled me
with a joy that was far greater than any relationship, drug, or alcohol ever
gave me. And so I committed my life to helping others- helping them see that
there is so much to life and that drugs and alcohol will never solve any
problems nor help them in any way achieve their goals.
I hope this helps you out! In all honesty,
I don't know where I would be without God in my life. I can't imagine how
anyone can get away from addictions without the help of Jesus Christ.
Thank you for allowing me to share a
summary of my story. I wish you the best of luck. I am
so excited to see kids getting excited about making a difference!