Are you just spinning your wheels?
I remember my life once a gang member and how many times I put my life on the line for the gang. It took me a number of years to really take a very good look at myself. My life was like a car spinning on its wheels with no promise or true direction.
Once I had climbed up in ranks I learned something that gave me great sadness. What it truly foreshadowed, “Evilness lurking its next victim from within” … homeboys, favoritism, protecting each other’s wrong doings.
Slowly I began to feel sadness, not anger. My sadness and that reality gave me the strength to step down. I was once worried what would people think or say about me; the lies, slander and the propaganda that would follow. Later I came to find out I was not the only one and it really didn’t matter what people thought or said about me. What mattered more was what did God think or had to say when I would have to face judgment in front of Him and not in front of man…
“In regard to these, they think it strange that you do not run with them in the same flood of dissipation, speaking evil of you. They will give an account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.” (1Peter 4:4-5)
The Lord has been good to me. My life is no longer spinning as a car spins on its wheels. I now have a God plans a good future for all who trust in Him and salvation will be forever…”
Excerpt of Newsletter….
See PDF of Prison Epistles – Newsletter Fall 2020 for the rest of the story and more.
See PDF of Lesson Number 1 mentioned in Prison Epistles – Newsletter Fall 2020.