|Posted by Testimony1 on November 13, 2016 at 12:35 AM|
Here's MY TESTIMONY.....
I hope that one person can read this and find hope in their life.. I pray that someone can see where I was and know that there is TRUE LIFE beyond the streets and the drugs and the flesh and see that TRUE LIFE begins in CHRIST.........
I am asking all my brothers and sisters in Christ to please share this and to please share your testimony on this post.....
I was born a Muslim and adopted by a Caucasian Christian family at the age of 6. As far back as I can remember, I have always had a love and passion for music.Though raised as a Christian, I never really cared to know much about God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
At the age of 10 I was diagnosed not only with bipolar disorder but also oppositional defiant disorder, just to name a few. Because of this opposition, I faced many disciplinary problems in schools and life in general. From school suspension to behavioral issues in the home, my mother was faced with the decision to begin heavy medication at such a ripe young age.
This lead me to also begin self medicating through marijuana usage and alcohol abuse at the age of 13, which opened the door to a future of trouble and run ins with the law. A year later I faced my first arrest at the age of 14 which lead me to behavioral hospitalization. Over the years, my life was pure havoc due to drug usage and many more run ins with the law.
At 17 I made the decision to leave home and face the world on my own. Doing so, I found refuge in the streets of Glen Park and later became a member of the well known gang, Gangster Disciples. With my newly formed street family, I embarked on a new venture of drug dealing, robbery, and other unmentionable endeavors. By the age of 18, I was homeless and found myself, yet again, in trouble with the law.
One night in a homeless shelter, I was approached by an unknown man who said this,”You will be a tool in the music industry and God will use you as an evangelist”, I brushed him off and laughed at him and I never saw the man again.
I now faced a prison sentence of 26 months with 2 years of probation.. The night of my arrest, in the back of a police car, I spoke to God and said to Him, “I am yours, I am tired of running, use me as you please”. During my 26 month incarceration, God started speaking to me, I began fasting, reading the word daily and began to minister to other inmates and through ministering, lives began to change. This is when the voice of the unknown man, came up in my thoughts and at this point, I found my calling.
Today at 23 years old, I am a new creation through Christ and use my gift of music to minister and also the gift of evangelism.. I hopes that through God I can reach out to others that are in the situations I faced and place a positive impact on their lives.
My mission is to reach the broke, hopeless and lost to bring them the gospel of Jesus Christ.
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Written by Javier Mendoza
Categories: Conversion Testimonies