It wasn’t easy, but it was worth it (3 years off from drugs).
January 8, 2010 § 5 Comments
This is me when i was still using.Have been using drugs for +/- 6 years at this stage
and terrorizing the community.
This blog post is so long overdue. On 26th November last year I was clean and off from drugs for 3 years. I first of all want to thank Jesus Christ for carrying me through those years and keeping me off from drugs and safe from harm.
Wow this has been an awesome journey thus far and it did not come without its difficulties. During these 3 years I shed lots of tears. There were times I would be facing some things in my life and would just cry unto God for help and to carry me through it. And God being faithful as He is would always come through for me. In fact God has not yet failed me and I know He never will .But mostly there were tears of joy. There were times I would just sit back and think of the awesome things God has done for me and how far He has brought me. That would be more than enough to bring me to tears.
I thank God for where He has placed me and the awesome people He has surrounded me with. I could have not asked for a better place and church to be at. I now am full time in the ministry with Impact Direct Ministries under the leadership of Apostle Roger Petersen, a man that has played a significant part in my life, recovery and my spiritual walk with God. If someone would have told me 3 years ago: “Brent, one day you will be in fulltime ministry and helping drug addicts.” I would have ended up beating them to a pulp and told them to talk their nonsense somewhere else. But God is to wise to make a mistake.
This is me in a different light.Helping out kids in the community.
There were times when the devil wanted to take me out and derail me but God was always there to carry me through it. And even though it was not nice going through at the time it only made me stronger and wiser at the end.It was all part of the shaping and moulding I guess.It was not easy,but it was worth it.I will keep on serving God no matter what as i know there are great rewards waiting for me (and i am not just speaking about wealth and all of that stuff). I am now looking forward to see what God is going do through my life this year. Its not about what He can do for me, but what I can do for Him. So I avail my life to God a channel and vessel to use me in whatever way He wishes.
It is important to give thanks and acknowledge what God has done. I dedicate this blog post to God and everything that He has done, is doing and is yet to do through me.