My Life Turned Around for the Better
I was born into a family that was already vitally involved in The Way Ministry and was raised to love and respect God and His Word. My parents were wonderful, and gave their all to see that my sister and I would have God’s best. As I grew older, I began to lose touch with some of the valuable lessons in living that I had learned from them because of worldly distractions that I was allowing to enter my life. At the age of nineteen, life was no longer joyful. I turned inward and became a burden to myself. I felt that I was also becoming a burden to my family, so much so that one day I took my car to the gas station, filled up the fuel tank, and hit the road with the intention of running away from it all. As I got onto the highway and began heading down the road, all I could think about was how wonderful my family was and how much God had blessed them through the years. I thought, “I cannot run away from them. This is selfish of me.” I thought about how much they enjoyed life, and I wanted to enjoy life like that too. During that time in my car driving down the highway, I realized that’s what I needed. I needed to get back to the practical lessons in living from the Word of God that my parents had learned in The Way Ministry and had passed down to my sister and me. I turned the car around, and that was the day my life turned around for the better. It was not long after this that I began to take every class the ministry had to offer and flooded my heart with the Word of God. Within a year of the time that I had considered running away, I participated in The Way’s outreach program and was reaching out to others with God’s delivering Word. These many years later, I have a family of my own and I am living an enriching life of service, raising my children with the same heart, love, and Word of God that my parents used to raise my sister and me.
God Heard Me
As a teen and a young adult, I was addicted to drama. I loved confusion, and I finally realized that the way I was thinking and living was not working. I didn’t have any answers and I was miserable. I poured my heart out to God even though I wasn’t sure He existed, and He heard me. While I was in a college class, an ambassador for Christ got my attention. He started sharing God’s Word with me, and I attended my first fellowship with The Way. When I heard speaking in tongues, I knew God was there, and I haven’t left ever since. God’s Word is the healer of unsound thinking. II Timothy 1:7 says, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” That’s what The Way Ministry did for me. It taught me God’s Word. I learned to apply it and see God’s deliverance, which is His will for all mankind, and I’m so thankful.