2. Many young people wonder if it’s possible to walk pure in this generation of ours. Can you share with us your testimony and how God empowered you to do this?
I sincerely believe it is possible to walk purely, regardless of what generation we are a part of. God empowered by Husband and I to walk that path for 4 years and 9 months before getting married, and He can do so with anyone! After reading Eric and Leslie Ludy’s ‘When God writes your love story ‘ , and Joshua Harris’ I kissed dating Goodbye, I was fully convinced that it was NOT impossible. Reading those two books fueled my resolve to ‘keep’ myself, NOT for my Husband, but for God. That He would be glorified in EVERY aspect of my life. This was all the way back in my second year in High School…
One prayer I said during the dark times was that may I remember this experience as a testimony and not for pain. I asked the Lord to make this experience a seed that will destroy the devil’s plans not only in my life but other who hear it. And the Lord answered me.
“I realized God wanted me to calm down and harness all that he has gifted me with . Yo! I went from no jobs to busy. I went from no income to income. It didn’t have to be much immediately and I am grateful charlie”
“At the time I didn’t know it, but that was such a defining moment in my journey. It resulted in so much pain. But scripture says in 2 Corinthians 7:9 (NLT) that “… the pain caused you to repent and change your ways. It was the kind of sorrow God wants his people to have…”. I’m grateful for that pain now because it changed my life.“
When I checked my phone, it was only 3 o’clock. I needed to tell someone, but my mom wasn’t in the country. I called an older friend from church to tell him about my experience and he prayed with me. After the call, I tried to go back to sleep.
By Christmastime that year in 2011, I collapsed in a shopping center. My husband took me home, and I went back to the doctor. This time, I was diagnosed with a virus, but there was nothing they could do but prescribe pain killers.
In 2014, I was involved in a drunk driving accident coming back from the club. I was the driver and I had run into a parked trailer. The front of my car was totalled, and my head had rammed into the windshield.
I had no other options. I was gasping for breath, and had to wait long for that person to return. It felt like the end for me; and, in that moment, I made a silent prayer to God to help me. I did not believe that He would listen, but I was desperate.