This post was written by my guest blogger, and friend Amy Atwater. She has had an amazing journey with Christ and tells about it in her upcoming book “Jesus In My Face”. She says, “It’s a miraculous journey and I can’t help but get choked up every time I think about how He pulled me out of my pit! Humbling to say the least!!” Thanks, Amy!
Throughout my long journey of drug addiction and alcoholism the meaning of ‘hindsight’s 20/20’ has never been more apparent than when the Lord spoke to me and told me to “write the book” in August of 2009.
Prior to this life changing event I’d never examined my life story in a ‘Big picture’ way. But God’s plan is perfect and who am I to question God?
In November of 2007 I finally surrendered my life to the Lord. I was oblivious that my pursuit of the “Almighty Buzz” was a selfish endeavour. The fact was I worshipped drugs and alcohol instead of Creator God.
“Your will be done,” I prayed over and over again as I wept on my hands and knees in repentance that day. “I was blind but now I see,” rang supreme in my heart and I have never been the same.
My journey into the darkness began at the ripe age of 9. Fear, internal anger and rebellion ruled my adolescent years regardless of regular church attendance. The joy of the Lord eluded my family.
We are all placed on a path and given the opportunity to make choices, very, very important life altering choices. Ironically, I chose drugs and alcohol, the things I hated most about my antagonist.
Clearly, Satan took advantage of my vulnerability; my foundation built on shifting sand.
Over 3 decades later I can praise God for his mercy, grace and deliverance from a life plagued with poor choices. Satan finds no pleasure in me now.
What a comfort to know that all the turmoil and torment were for God’s greater purpose. The rest of my story has yet to be written, but you can be certain that God will be in the center of it! As for my completed memoir, it is not for the faint of heart and indeed, hindsight is 20/20. God’s perfect plan for my life must be revealed.
(1 Corinthians 1:27) – “God has chosen the weak, despised, and “inconsequential” things, people, and events to demonstrate His majesty, so…that the excellence of the power may be of God and not us.”- (2 Corinthians 4:7)