At school I was diagnosed with being Dyslexic and most of my life I let this hold me back until God released me from living under that label.
I thought I was stupid and felt like a failure. I was always falling behind in class and would have really low expectations of the kind of job I would have after leaving school. Deep down in my heart I had big dreams and desires to write but thought it would never be possible.
I gave my life to Jesus when I was 14 at a youth group and my life changed but I had one problem, how to grow spiritually. I could pray, serve, fellowship, give with no problems but could not read my Bible. I tried the audio Bible but I could never focus until one day I was praying in my room with my Bible in my hand asking God for the ability to read it. As I was praying I felt like scales fell from my eyes and could read and understand the Bible. From that moment on I would read 3 to 4 books per week.
I took off the labels the world had stuck on me and stuck on what God says in his word about me. I started to go after everything God had for me and went from: not being able to read my Bible to becoming a Pastor, from aiming for a low job to now walking in my calling, from reading no books to becoming a bookworm. I still struggle with spelling but God has given me an amazing wife, Charis to help. By God’s grace I am now writing blogs and performing spoken word which has taken me around the world to preach the Gospel. I have been on TV, radio, podcasts and magazines. God truly makes all things work together for good (see Romans 8:28).
“Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful.” 1 Corinthians 1:27 NLT
Go after all God has for you so He can get all the glory because it’s all about Jesus!
Over to you
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