n the past two years since I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, many wonderful people have come into my life. Because of Christ and these amazing new friends, my path is forever changed. Little did I know that one day while at church I would run into my old friend Mandy that would set my course on a direction that would change my life. She told me that I needed to meet a woman named Sharon. Sharon is the founder of the Free2BMe Project. She has been an incredibly inspiring person to me over the past seven months since we met. She has been my mentor and friend and has provided the stability I unknowingly needed to keep focused on Christ. She has inspired me to love myself as a child of God. She has encouraged me to know that I am not a dirty whore, that my belief system has made me believe that I was worth nothing.
I was sexually active by the age of 15, pregnant and married by 17, divorced by 19, single parent, raped, miscarriage, married again at 22, gave birth to three more children, divorced at 32, lost custody, turned to prostitution, ended up homeless, all while drinking, using drugs, and smoking cigarettes. Fortunately for me during the Biblical Rescue Intensive the Lord let me know that during all this I am still in adolescent stages.
I was introduced to Steve North, the founder of Lifeline Ministries at a monthly Lifeline Community Dinner. During a conversation, he recognized my distress and offered to partner with Dan Rogers of the Cherry Street Mission and Sharon McQueary founder of the Free2BMe Project to perform a spiritual rescue with me. A rescue entails a series of questions to pinpoint the core moment that set me off course.
After years of confusion, numbness, and hopelessness, the Lord is revealing to me how everything I have been through is about to come together for the good. This week with God, Dan Rodgers, Steve North, and Sharon McQueary, I am going to go through spiritual surgery to locate the wound and treat the infection that for so long has needed healing.
With God all things are possible. For me what seemed unattainable-spiritual, emotional, and moral maturity-is possible. I will be 40 years old this October. For me, the growth from adolescence to autonomy is long overdue. I can’t think of a better gift from God for my 40th birthday----Freedom!
Bring it God! You know I’m ready!
“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose.”