Graduated April 2010
Last update - June 2010
Experience is the best teacher, however sometimes we don't pay attention to the experiences God puts in our lives. We don't learn the lessons He is trying to teach us. Hello, my name is Jami and I would like to share one of my biggest life lessons with you.
Ever since I can remember, I have felt an empty void, an empty place in my heart, soul, and life. I tried so many things to fill that empty mess that I was in. One of those things was methamphetamines. At the early age of 12, meth had taken over my life.
You see, I didn't know that God had hand-shaped and formed me. I didn't know that He had significant plans for my life. I was so deceived by the enemy at that young age and never knew the truth. During my life I went through so many tests, trials, and tribulations, but nothing seemed to get my attention; not jail, not losing my children, not being held hostage and coming close to death... none of it did until December 26, 2008 when God brought me to my knees. That had to be the school of schools of life experiences.
That night, a young man and I had been messing around and experimenting with a drug called oxycontin. What I encountered that night I would never wish for anyone to have to encounter. Between the hours of 9 and 10 pm, I awoke to find my friend, Bradley, dead beside me. The Lord had taken him home at the early age of 36. I cried out to God and asked him why?
God intervened in my life and set up a divine appointment with Julie, a Godly woman whom I will call my angel. I know that God sent her my way. She is the one who insisted that I go to Mission Messiah. I filled out the application, got accepted, and just graduated from their year-long program. During that time, God restored my life. He took the ashes of my life and turned them into beauty. He restored back to me my mind, my health, and my children! Today, I have a joy, peace, and hope for the future that I didn't have before.
You see, back then I didn't make wise choices or even good ones in my life. I really didn't care if I lived or died, but today I choose life over death. I choose freedom and victory over defeat and despair. Today, I do make wiser choices, wiser decisions. Today, I choose blessings over curses. Today, I choose to be the woman and mother God intended me to be. God has restored everything to me that the locusts have eaten in my life and more. Today, I sow seed into the Kingdom of God instead of sowing into the enemy's kingdom of death and destruction.
Don't let the enemy of your soul deceive you. Please wake up and know that Jesus defeated him many years ago. Jesus holds the keys to both heaven and hell. It is through Jesus Christ that you can overcome any obstacle in life. I know because I am an overcomer and more than a conquerer in Christ Jesus!
Thank you and God Bless each of you!