It used to be a way of life to put myself first before everything and everyone. As a surgical medical assistant I had access to prescription drugs. I started taking pain meds at 23 and it took no time at all to become dependent. There is no visible line that you cross to know you are in too deep. Before I realized it, my relationship with God, my wife and children had all slipped out of my life. I came to Life Challenge because I knew I was in trouble and it was the only real option. The pain I had inflicted on my family was obvious. Within a short time at LC, I realized how hollow and disconnected my relationship with God had become. After a lot of quiet reflection with my heavenly Father, I have realized He has much greater plans for me and my family. Now, for the first time in many years there is a real Light in my life. I am developing healthy and meaningful friendships and I finally have hope for the future.
The verse in the Bible that encourages me the most is 1 John 4:4 “Greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world.”