Prayer and purpose saved my life.
I was only sixteen when one of my best friends, a drug dealer, asked for my help with a dangerous drug deal. I knew it was a bad idea, but I felt too much pressure to refuse. While we survived that night, my friend was killed just a few years later during a similar deal. Getting high and putting myself in constant danger was my world, although I had no idea how I had ended up in it.
I clearly see now that I had no sense of direction, no sense of purpose, no vision for my life. And where there’s no vision, people perish (Proverbs 29:18).
I thank God for saving me from that world, for bringing people into my life to plant seeds – people who committed themselves to pray for me and help me realize God’s plan and purpose for my life. I thank God for raising me from the dead.
We each have a purpose. I believe my purpose is to help others experience their own resurrection.
What is yours?
May God bless you and your family this Easter,
Coordinator of Religious Life
United Methodist Children’s Home
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