Story of Victory 6-28-13

This is a testimony from a Reformers Unanimous student that was recently received at the RU office in Rockford, Illinois. Would you pray for this student and others like him? Satan is not happy that he has given his life to God, and will fight him on a daily basis. Let’s do our part to help him and others find the Truth (Jesus Christ) who is able to make them free!

“And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.” (2 Timothy 2:24-26)

Hi. I am 27 years old, married, and have a 2 year old little boy. This is my story. At a young age, I started experimenting with alcohol. My step brother and I would sneak the alcohol from our house. Then, at the age of 13, I started smoking pot. At the time I thought it was cool and thought there was nothing wrong with it because it was just a plant. Other people were always saying that weed would only lead to harder drugs; and I didn’t listen or believe that. However, at the age of 18, I started using cocaine. I started doing it just every now and then, and before I knew it, I was a full blown crack addict. I was doing whatever I had to do to keep a supply on me at all times.

I eventually hit rock bottom and my wife, who was my girlfriend at the time, along with my family gave me an ultimatum to either get help or my girlfriend was going to leave and my family would be done helping me. They didn’t want me around anymore if I continued being on drugs. So I took the help they offered and went to a 12-step program. I came out of the program clean, but relapsed on marijuana and started hanging out with the wrong crowd again.

I kept doing drugs until I lost my job because of the weed. Soon after, I quit smoking weed but turned to alcohol for my way to get a buzz. The alcohol wasn’t bad at first, but it soon took everything, just like the other drugs did. I didn’t want to go and do anything unless I could have my beer with me and be able to drink while doing it. I ended up getting myself into some trouble and about lost everything I loved and worked for.

This is when God led me to RU. I started coming to the RU meetings and decided to turn my life around. Now that I am saved, believe and trust in God, and have put my life in God’s hands, I feel more confident in my recovery to stay sober. Since putting my life in God’s control, everything is going a lot better for me, along with my family. I thank God for guiding me to the RU Program and I would like to thank those involved in the RU Program for helping and others turn our lives around, being made free from addiction.

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