This morning I prayed. And as I sat there on my living room floor I pondered. ….
If you have read some of my other postings you know that God saved me as a young teen girl. I may have been just a young teenager but this young girl already had many plans for her life. Destructive plans. Plans that I now look back and shudder at the thought of what would have become of me if my plans would’ve come to pass. And a question I have thought to myself and asked many times is: Why did God save me before I was totally immersed in the lifestyle I had thought I wanted.So as I sat there musing and talking openly to God. It hit me. Well, it was just a thought but it was almost as if I could feel the truth in it.
I don’t think I would’ve made it out alive.
I sincerely believe I PROBABLY WOULD’VE PUT A GUN TO MY HEAD and pulled the trigger.
I told God all this with tears.
I said God you saved me before perhaps because YOU knew I wouldn’t have made it out alive.
He had so much mercy on me that He called out to me that night as a lonely teenager.
But even though He called. It doesn’t mean I had to have listened.
I could have walked away from Him.
I could have ignored Him.
I could have yelled out to Him in anger instead. Cursing Him for allowing me to go through all that I had gone through up to that point.
But I didn’t.
Oh Thank God I didn’t!
And believe me when I say I don’t think I would’ve put a gun to my head and pulled the trigger simply because “I’m weak”. Or because I just “couldn’t have handled it”. No. I mean yes. Maybe I would’ve been weak. Maybe I would have got to that point where I just couldn’t have handled it anymore. But I believe the real reason I would have pulled that trigger is because of all the SHAME, all the REGRET, and hopelessness I KNOW I would have experienced and felt!
I know I probably would have looked back at my life and wondered where in the world did I go wrong? I know I would have remembered all the times as a little girl that I would run to the back of the shed in my backyard to read my Bible. I know I would have remembered the times I went to church as a young girl and KNEW deep inside that was what life was all about. Worshiping my Creator. I would’ve looked back and remember listening to my mom say her prayers. And as I pulled the trigger I would’ve believed with all my heart that I deserved every ounce of shame.
I would’ve died an empty soul.
Callous, hard, and numb.
But deep inside just truly sad, desperate for real love, and fighting demons that had been assigned to me since childhood.
So I sat there thankful, and in awe of God’s mercy and grace. I cried tears of joy and appreciation that I would never know that day. The day I probably would’ve pulled the trigger.
Thank You Father for saving me. For rescuing me. You seen what could’ve been and you chose to reach out to me that night. You made yourself so real.
I pray You also make Yourself real to all those that are crying out to You today.
If God is calling out to you today…please don’t ignore Him. Please don’t push Him away.
You never know what he may be trying to save you from.
Lots Of Love