The pleasures of this World.

This world can offer us many things but are they all good for us? I’m sure some people can ignorantly argue this and say “absolutely, they are good for us”. Maybe the question to really ask is “are we fulfilled by the things this world has to offer?” Lets go a little deep here.

When I was twelve years old I started drinking, and took a liking to Cisco Red and Mickey’s malt liquor. If any of you have ever heard of either you are probably gagging right now. Cisco was referred to as liquid crack, not that it was literally but it was more like the texture and taste of cough syrup. Then eventually through my years of drinking, I liked anything and everything and in excessive amounts. I probably got sick 90% of the time I drank, which was probably God’s early warning signs. As all of us with any addictions, we allow our inhibitions to go down the drain and make poor decisions. So with drinking came a life of promiscuity for me. I decided I was going to play the field with no feelings attached and live each day care free. The truth is I loved being desired but I was being desired by undesirable men and in a completely disrespectful way. I had done this to myself, I allowed guys to use me and I used them. Let me tell you something, the worst thing you can do is say you don’t care. When you stop caring your heart grows cold and you stop feeling things, you become accustomed to crap going on around you. Be honest with yourself! We have that moral gauge in us that tells us when we’re out of line, but we use excuses, addictions and allow the voice of another person to manipulate our good senses. I partied hard all the way up to twenty-eight years old, that’s 16 years of belligerent behavior. What a waste of time! I am so glad that I finally surrendered to God because if he hadn’t I might have been dead or possibly killed somebody else from drunk driving. The world and the things of it would love to destroy us but we can overcome it with our heavenly father Jesus.

In my time of walking with the Lord I have asked him to show me many things. Here’s a few;

Show me how to love myself

Show me how to forgive myself

How deep is your love for me

What are your plans for my life

Show me how you are transforming me

Close doors and open up new opportunities

Surround me with Godly people

Break me of bad habits

Help me to understand your Holy Bible and to remember your Word

God is faithful folks. I have learned so much from him and he has shown me so much of myself. God is all-knowing, he knew that I was going to get off track and be a mess BUT he turned my mess into a message. My test was for my testimony. It doesn’t matter the road we have been down, God wants to take our brokenness and make us whole. I don’t know if you know this but God likes to show off! He performs miracles daily for his glory, and we are to praise him for it. I challenge my readers to take a step forward, surrender yourselves and see what God can do. It’s easy…you have nothing to lose but everything to gain.

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come. The old has gone away, behold the new is here”- 2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV

“For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord. Just as the waters cover the sea.”- Habakkuk 2:14

“For great is the Lord and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all Gods.”- Psalm 96:4


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