As the prestige left, the fast girls and friends left with it. My painful prayer was, "God make sure I get it this time. I can't handle another repeat." I didn't bother to communicate with my family but decided to take this walk of faith with Jesus, just the two of us. The first night I slept outdoors I remember hearing crickets chirping, frogs croaking and all other noises of the night. Then there was some rustling in the leaves under the shrubs I laid next to. I grabbed my phone so the light from the screen would allow me to investigate. It was a spider. His eyes were glowing green so it freaked me out. After doing some research, I discovered that it was a wolf spider. Anyway, I slept with one eye open to make sure the wolf in that spider didn't mistake me for Little Red Riding Hood. Each morning I would go to Starbucks to brush my teeth and wash my face. As time passed, God began to exhibit his favor in my life. I remained homeless while given over into captivity to a group of people who don't honor, glorify nor acknowledge my God. I was clothed, fed and provided a place to lay my head in exchange for my business acumen. I came to understand that God had to get me out of my comfort (selfish) zone so he could get all of my attention. I would not exchange my encounter with Jesus for anything in this world. It was difficult, heartbreaking, painful, and flat out humiliating but I am a better man today because of it. I now know why I was born; to meet God's people (you) at their wall of destruction and lead them (you) to deliverance, at the feet of Jesus. He sustained me throughout seven years of being in and out of homelessness.
I'm excited! Somebody call the fire truck because now I'm on fire for what God is doing in my life. This is not another homeless story. This is the true salvation and love offered by the Lord. I destroyed every aspect of my life to the point it could only be restored through the regeneration of the gospel of salvation. If you don't think God can redeem you, I DARE YOU TO TRUST HIM. I can't wait to share the wisdom, understanding, love and mercy that he has placed in my heart for all of his people (you). Our divine appointment may be a face-to-face encounter or that encounter may occur by way of my writings which the Spirit of the Lord births through me. The next move is yours. Make sure it's your best move. Remember, the enemy can't win unless we quit. God got us! Believe.
2 Chronicles 7:14
"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." -God