On February 19, 1998, at age 17, I decided to move to Huntersville, N.C. My father, who was still almost a stranger to me, asked me to live with him. I learned very soon that his home was one that was Christ centered. While living with him I began my relationship with Jesus Christ. I gave my life to him and began my walk with the Lord.
This was, is, and will always be the greatest thing that has ever happened to me. My whole life changed for the better and everything I touched turned to gold. It was miraculous. The Lord shook me in such a way that I wept for months on end. He was healing me. And this was something completely outside of this worldly realm. It was amazing. He restored my heart, my mind, my family and he restored my entire life. Having faith in Christ was never about the religious traditions we’ve all been taught while growing up, it’s truly about having a real, and close personal relationship with our God who truly loves us more than we love ourselves.
From that point on I graduated from North Mecklenburg High school on time, received scholarships which paid for much of my college, received my business degree from Central Piedmont Community College (where I was their Student Body President). A year later I was elected as the N4CSGA President, which is the governing body over all community colleges in the state of NC and I also sat on a state board with former Governor Beverly Perdue where I was recognized as the leader of 800,000 students across our great state.
All the glory for these accomplishments goes to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is through Him and by him that I was able to see these victories in my life and these are moments I will never forget.
Amazing Grace…how sweet the sound…that saved a wretch like me.
Today I am a very active, healthy, happy, and blessed 31-year-old business owner. As I write this story my heart is churned as I look back to where I was then and where I am now. None of this would have been possible without God’s grace on my life. Still to this very day, I have learned to completely depend on him in every area of my life. That folks is the one and only real truth.
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