Eternal Hope.

Cristo Redentor, statue on Corcovado mountain ...

Cristo Redentor, statue on Corcovado mountain in Rio de Janeiro (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’ve been asked to share how I am no longer the “Old man” and how Christ has changed me into a new man, and with no hesitation I agreed. I thought that my blogs were really self-explanatory and have told much of my life, but I’m glad to write some more on this. When we go through the life transformation of salvation and becoming a Christian, at first it’s really overwhelming for the fact I had no idea what was going on. All I knew is that it was going to be one heck of a journey.

Growing up I was rebellious, hot  headed, arrogant, and conceded and life didn’t mean much after my father passed. When he passed, it shook my world to the core and with no regards to anything or anyone, I embarked on a 15 year living hell of drugs, alcohol, sex, pornography, masturbation, and pretty much anything that was self-destructive I did, because I had lost all hope. I had seen the dark and I liked it because I felt safe and no one could see what I was doing. My existence was hopeless and meaningless, and when I passed out on main street I was ready for it to be over.

I had to go to that place to get here. I had to go to the point of no return and emptiness to understand that life is about choices, good and bad, and I had made some bad choices. My whole life I was looking for that one thing that left when my father passed; love. Wondering every bar and brothel, drug houses and alleys, looking for that one thing I had longed for my whole life; a fathers love. I would sit a wonder sometimes what life would be like if he had not passed, would I have been the same drunk and womanizer? Probably.

If there’s one thing I have learned is that God gives us free will. My will was free that’s for sure because I wanted to do what I wanted to do, and no one was going to tell me any different.  I was the” essential loser”, and in all honestly, thought that the way I was living was normal. I was weak, and being a man was not apart of my life. I was a boy caught in a life of staggering events and perplexing things.

When I cried, and when I say cried, it was a river flowing from my face in the middle of main street and God met me were I was. He whispered to my heart “I am what you have looked for,” and I felt a flood of emotions rush through my veins like the alcohol rushing to my head. Christ picked me up, set me on new ground, and breathed the true breath of life into me.

Now, how am I the new man? Well I’m glad you asked. I no longer search high and low in places of exotic woman and drug dealers for love. I no longer have a temper to destroy, nor an attitude like Billy the Kid.  Having sex every night with a different woman and watching porn are a thing of the past, for these things have no place in my life. Yes I’ve dated a few woman over the past 8 years, but haven’t had sex with any of them. That right there is how I know Christ has changed me.

Eternal Hope is what I have today, not because of anything I did, but because of what He did. He paid the price, by death on a cross, so I can tell my testimony and share the gift of eternal hope with others. My life today is simple, well in the eyes of the world its simple, but in all honesty, its a lot more crazy now than it ever was, just for the fact I’m doing something to make an impact. I’m doing something to touch, hopefully, at least on of the lost, and share eternal hope who is in Christ.

I had to go there to get here, take my hand and we will walk this road together, because I’m not afraid anymore.

Thanks for reading!!! Be Blessed!!!!!!


One thought on “Eternal Hope.

  1. Hi Scott your assurance did bless us it always has, many times you have affirmed you don’t walk alone and you show by your actions that you have repented and accepted Salvation in your heart, God’s free gift to all mankind, He knew you would accept it before you were conceived so He has chosen you to be conformed into the image of Jesus and so you will walk as He did but as you said He does not take away our free will but He knows those who will choose to obey and empowers us to do so, we can’t do it alone, without Jesus we can’t even understands the Scriptures.

    Romans 7 shows Paul’s battle with the flesh but also where His deliverance would come from, Romans 6 & 8 shows what we need to do.

    I will leave you with a Scripture Scott that has been my guide in sharing God’s Truth, Ron used it many times when He was Preaching, people can ignore or reject us but if they do this with the Scriptures then they are rejecting and ignoring God’s guidelines which are written on our heart but are lived out in our lives. God won’t give up on us He will discipline us if needed by letting us suffer for the wrong we do until we come to our senses like the Prodigal son, this as you have often shared is what you found out Scott but now you have chosen Him he will empower you as you choose to obey Him, as you said you don’t walk alone .

    2 Timothy 3:15-17 And that from a child thou hast known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto Salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

    Christian Love from us both Anne.

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