Sunday, November 27, 2011

After Shock

Today I spoke to a group of high school students in their service. 
I got to share with them the story of my drug addiction and how God miraculously saved me and changed me. It was the first crowd that I had told my story in front of. 
I have to be honest, the feeling that I had after was amazing. 
When I think about my story I am always amazed because I know how significant my life has changed. As I stood there this morning, with the lights shinning in my eyes God amazed me again. Besides the fact that He helped me get all the way through it, He brought me revaluation again. I was standing there talking about how He changed me when it hit me: He CHANGED me. Not just a little. Completely. 
If you would have told me in the midst of my drug addiction I would be sharing my story at church on a Sunday morning I would have laughed. Even 3 1/2 years ago at the beginning of my sobriety I would not have believed you. If I'm honest I couldn't believe it a week ago. 
When I was standing in front of those teenagers this morning I got it.
It took 3 1/2 years to truly understand that God had big plans for me. 
What I have learned...if you continue to follow Him, He will continue to shock you. 

4 comments:

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

You are impacting so many as an example!

Wendy Bowlin said...

I'm blogging :) You have no idea the impact your life has on others, especially me! Even over the past year it has been a blessing to watch your growth and such a honor to walk through struggles with you. You make me a better person. You are so loved, my sweet Cary!

Wendy Bowlin said...

I'm blogging :) what an amazing story. You impact so many in ways you can't imagine, especially me. You are strong, courageous, and beautiful. How blessed am I to walk this journey with you! You are so loved!

Jess said...

Your testimony sounds amazing. :) I am sure you have an amazing gift.