What if you were given a second chance in life? Would you take it?
Some say that I live on the wild side of life. Others assume I have a taste for adventure, and possibly a high sensation seeker. I’m not here to debate that, but rather tell you this experience had nothing to do with adventure!
My family and friends haven’t even heard this story, so they’re in for a shock! It all basically started after I found God in a radical way. Though, I was certain Jesus is alive and that He is a personal God; I slipped and fell back into temptation. By no means am I perfect, I still fail miserably! Thanks be to God for being so forgiving!
After living at my dad’s house for less than a year in 2005, I began doing drugs again. I know, I know! How could somebody fall so hard again, after experiencing so many incredible miracles like I had? Clearly I’m hard headed! The drug I was tempted with was just some speed to give me a “boost” at work. Not just any drug but methamphetamine (meth), which is probably worse than heroine. Meth can break your body down so fast, that all your teeth can become rotted after a year, and then the body shrinks to the size of a toothpick!
God Saves Drug Dealers
Glory to God I did not stay on meth for too long! I still have all my pearly whites (teeth) and didn’t fry my brain during that time of my life. Instead I took a wild adventure and had a sideswipe with eternity! Before I got to my job I had an all-nighter, staying awake trying to enjoy myself on these drugs. I left for work early in the morning still pumped with energy, and ready to stay busy at work to burn all of this juice.
During my lunch break at 12:00NN, I went to the restroom to snort some more meth, but wasn’t able to because I ran out of it. Now, I only had to make it to 3:30PM then take a short drive to my house so I could relax. By no means did I consider this task as difficult,as I was only 18 years old, and still full of energy despite the drugs in my system! I did begin to drag at work, but was very excited when the bell rang to close down the warehouse!
I did take some pride in building these carburetors for hot rods, but the day was done and I was going home! So I got into my 200sx import, threw on my glasses then stormed onto the back road hi-ways. The drive home was only 20 minutes of scenic mountains with fresh air blowing in my face. Very few cars on the road and enough twisty roads to entertain my two-door sports car and me!
God Please Save Me!
Just a couple miles away from my house, I had passed out in the car! For anybody who is familiar with meth knows; once you’re sleeping after such a long “high” then there isn’t much of a chance of waking up. W hile writing this I’m still getting goose bumps, as I should’ve been dead! While I passed out, my car began to swerve towards oncoming traffic in the other lane. Both of us were likely going the speed limit of 60mph, which could’ve resulted in 120mph collision!
Seconds, and I mean seconds before I would have collided; I lifted my head up off of my chest and jerked the wheel back into my lane! Immediately, I knew it was God who woke me up! I had nearly taken somebody else’s life and possibly family. Now, wide-awake I drove home asking God to forgive me.
Once I arrived at the house, I sat down on the sofa making a vow to never do that drug again. I should have vowed to never do “all” drugs again, but thankfully I didn’t, as then I would have broken it! Wow, I’m so hard headed, but God has given me more chances than I could count, nonetheless write about.
Grace means to get something that you do not deserve; unmerited favor. Clearly this has been overflowing through my life!
And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. 1st Peter 5:10
Share your favorite quote or verse about grace below. Then read about how I radically found God through my suicidal thoughts that I had months prior to this!
Do you know if your going to heaven? Want to be sure? It’s very simple. It couldn’t be easier! He loves us so much that He made it possible just by believing in Him and saying the salvation prayer.