Jesus Did It!
By: Sam Lassiter
I was the kind of kid that grew up in church. My parents went; my grandparents, aunts and uncles, my whole family went. I was in a Christian school and everything. At a very young age, my teacher told us if we wanted to go to heaven all we had to do was say this one prayer. As a little kid, I was thinking, "Well - I don't want to go to the other place!" So I said the prayer and just went on living the little kid's life -- nothing changed.
The older I got, the less and less my family went to church. I didn't understand it and didn't really care. For me it was just more time to sleep! I started slipping away from not only church but God as well. I went for a few years thinking I was living a pretty good life, but it wasn't good at all. I felt like I had a hole in me.
I got into girls and only wanted one thing from them. I would see how far I could go with a girl and then kick them to the curb. Not only was it with girls I knew, but girls on the internet as well. I discovered pornography in 7th grade and it would stay with me for years. Every now and then though, I would find one girl I would want an actual relationship with. I got into one relationship with a girl and it was just a terrible relationship, but at the time, I didn't realize that. The relationship ended and started back up a few times, but during all the breakups I got hooked on another addiction. Cutting.
After the second breakup I felt so depressed. I didn't know what to do. I saw a box cutter sitting on the shelf of my closet. I ended up cutting my arm over 20 times and it didn't stop that night. It was an every night thing; some nights not as extreme and some more. Through all the breakups this addiction just got worse. Finally the relationship ended for the final time, but it just caused both of my addictions to pornography and cutting get worse.
I viewed girls as all the same so all I wanted was whatever I could get out of them and nothing more. No more relationships, nothing!
I picked up my first cigarette a few weeks after the end of the relationship and then weed not too long after that. Both of them just built up. I got to where I would steal cigarettes from friend's parents and weed from my friend's. Any chance I got, I was smoking something. I didn't care what was mixed in with it or anything -- I just longed for whatever filled the hole that I still felt in me, even if it was just for a little while.
Eventually, I was caught with the drugs, and thankfully it was by my parents! Like every good pair of parents would do, they grounded me.
In the summer of 2011, I went to a church event that was called Summer Blitz. On the last day, I met a girl. My thinking of course was just see how far I could get with her and then just push her aside, but something was telling me no. I really liked this girl and knew I didn't want to be like that with her.
We began talking and one night she asked me a question. She asked if I prayed a lot? I thought "Does this girl know who I am?" I answered her no and she didn't really say much about praying, but she started something else. She began to send me Bible verses every night. I would just send her the verse back to make her think I was reading them.
From being grounded for the drugs, I had nothing else to do, so I began to really read the verses. The more I read, the worse I felt. I had God, the most powerful being in all of existence pursuing me and I never realized it. I read these verses more and more. I wanted to know more. Everything just started to click and I understood all these things I had remembered from church.
Then on July 16th, 2012 I cried out to God and told Him I didn't want this life anymore! I told Him that I knew what the one thing was that could fill the hole I felt and it was Him!
And He DID fill that hole! Not only did He fill the hole, but He delivered me of my addictions!
God will fill in any hole you have. He can clean up any mess you have made with your life; He can fix any broken pieces you have!
My name is Sam, and this is my part in God's amazing story.
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"And this gospel of
the kingdom [Jesus
died for sinners] shall be preached in all the world for a
witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come."
(Quote from Jesus Himself: Matthew 24:14).
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