No matter what stage of life you are currently in, God has a purpose for you. If you want to find God's purpose for your life, you will truly benefit from my testimony. Not only will you benefit, but you will also hear of a miracle that only God could have orchestrated.
My story is about an experience that not many people face, and those who do experience what I did may not be as blessed as I was. No one saw it coming and no one was prepared. Not only was I in an accident that affected me physically, but the very core of my spiritual life was turned upside down. I can truly say that God had and still has His hand on my life.
It's so true that one's life is changed when they wake up mentally handicapped and their body paralyzed. I initially realized something was wrong when I opened my right eye and saw the typical white walls of a hospital with doctors and nurses pacing back and forth. I felt so helpless unable to say a single word to figure out why I was there, without anybody I knew. I thought, "Why did my family leave me?"
My memory before this was riding in our Isuzu Rodeo asking my mom if I could read Rick Warren's "Purpose Driven Life" straight through and not take the suggested forty days. I was anxious to find my purpose and she replied, "Yes, go ahead." It was dark, rainy, and windy day. Visibility was very poor. My sister, attempting to pull onto the highway from a fruit stand, looked both ways and noticed a truck driver trying to motion her out. That single hand motion of the truck driver motioning us to cross the road nearly cost our lives, and definitely changed them forever. Within five minutes after I asked my question, we were t-boned by an eighteen-wheeler, right behind my seat. Those next forty days that I should have been seeking my purpose turned out to be a lot different than expected! In an instant, I plunged head first into a forty day coma, suffering from a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI).
If you are reading this, most likely the brokenness in your life was/is different from a 40 day coma, TBI, or 6 paralyzing strokes. However, everyone encounters woundings, hurts, losses, betrayals, storms, and/or setbacks in their lives. BUT, "we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose" (Romans 8:28). For myself, God used a huge thunderstorm to reroute the helicopter so I would be taken to the best hospital in the southeast. Likewise, I believe God will take the storms in your life, and shape you to become the man or woman of God He originally created you to be.
Many people don’t know how to handle the losses or woundings that have happened in their life. God will take the broken pieces and turn them into something beautiful. Maybe your eighteen-wheeler was a devastating relationship wound or some unforeseen tragedy. The point is that so many people have experienced hurt after hurt and loss after loss, and developed a stony heart or sunken into something worse. Many in this generation and throughout our churches have sunken into a "spiritual coma," just like the devastating blow from an eighteen-wheeler plunged me into a coma.
During this tragedy, my family read the powerful Word of God over me for forty days and saw God breathe life back into my broken, paralyzed body. God sent His Word to heal this generation, just as He healed me. Jesus died so that you might have freedom from the hopelessness, depression, or even marital problems that may have plagued your family for years.
"The Spirit of the LORD God is upon Me (Jesus), Because the Lord has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound."
(Isaiah 61:1, Luke 4:18)
It is my passion to carry the message of the healing power of Jesus to this generation. I want to see a generation of people, young and old, have their hearts healed and be awakened from the "spiritual coma" so many find themselves in. I desire to see lives changed as they experience the fullness of God’s love and accept His healing power. God took the broken pieces of my life - being paralyzed, physically incapacitated, and emotionally and relationally broken - and used them to mold me into the man of God He created me to be, and He can do the same for you!
It is my heart to see God take everything that is broken in your life and make something beautiful.
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