I could have saved my heart a lot trouble if I would have known why I had life at the age of 13.  Over the last 3 months my heart has been troubled somewhat because of consequences arising from my past life of addiction. Ye, I am now free and experiencing abundant life through Jesus Christ, but none of us want to deal with consequences from our bad choices.

I went to court this morning for a criminal charge I had from 1997.  The last 3 months have been challenging because I have not been able to teach and walk along side the youth at my church, Calvary. Not only did this consequence separate me from them but it was obvious that this had brought doubt or uncertainty in the minds of some who know my past. It was obvious each time I walked by them. In addition, if you Google my name you will see a mug shot and the caption below it sends a message that is misleading...as though this was something new that just took place, and it was not. This effected my parents as they had to provide answers to questions asked by their friends. Also, disruption in hoping for a new and better job.....

It's not worth it. If you really think you can get by just this once and smoke a cigarette after school or smoke some weed before school, you are taking a huge risk. Or maybe you have already begun partaking in the drinking festivities on the weekends. It is not worth it! I thought that while in middle school and high school, and could not get away from it until I was 33 years old. Maybe you know someone who is on this path and you have not said anything to them. Why not?

Seek out why you have this life and what it is truly about. You have been given this life for a reason and a purpose, (Psalm 139)and the One who gave it to you is the One who created all things. If you can truly discover why you have been given this life and how you can experience it the way it is meant to be experienced, through Jesus Christ, you will save your heart a lot of trouble.

John 14:1 Do not let your heart be troubled. Believe in God and also believe in Me.

Call my cell or send an email if you need to talk.

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