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Took some mistakes before giving life

wholeheartedly to Jesus Christ

I got saved at a very young age but when I gave my heart to Christ I didn't give him my whole heart. I knew that Jesus was real and heaven was real but I still wanted the things of this world all through high school.

I was scared to confess my faith and I wanted to be just like all the other guys that partied and done what they wanted to but I didn't realize what a dark road I was about to travel.

 In 2010 my senior year of high school I made the high school national finals in Gillette, WY and done fairly well. Colleges saw me ride and I had two or three offers for a full ride scholarship. I chose Ranger Junior College in Ranger, TX. I thought my life was going great but little did I know I was about to hit rock bottom. My first week there I started partying hard and got around the wrong crowd. I started doing drugs and was a borderline alcoholic. I was spiraling down further and further.

But the amazing thing was Jesus never left my side. He would speak to me and I would hear him say, “You know this is wrong. Just follow me.”

But I ignored it. I tried to stop a few times but the party lifestyle had me griped tightly and it begin taking its toll on me. I couldn't handle it anymore so I ran for it just like I ran for The Lord. I called my mother and told her that I was dropping out of school and coming home; told her everything that had been going on, packed my things and went back home a week later. I thought that when I got back home everything would be back to normal but I was wrong because I still would not give Jesus my whole life. I still wouldn't commit to him wholeheartedly.

I started drinking again and fell back into the same trap Satan had set for me at school. This went on for about two-and-a-half years that I was running from The Lord and His plans  for me. During this whole time, I had lost my girlfriend who I cared about very much who later would still become my wife. We got married Sept. 8, 2012 I had settled down a bit but once again I would not turn loose of the worldly things that I wanted. I would say to myself, “Well, it's okay to get drunk every now and then, just not all the time. The Lord will forgive me.”

 But it didn't go as I thought. The following year, after we were married, I was rodeoing hard and won the rookie of the year in the IPRA My grandparents went on a vacation to Gatlinburg TN and invited me and my wife. We really didn't have the money to go but we went anyway and while we were there I gave in to Satan's temptation once again, going out to a bar and just getting wasted out of my mind, spending all of our money that was saved up for rodeoing.

 When we got back we were broke and had no money to hardly pay our bills much less go to rodeos every weekend. I had to get a job and I fell into a deep depression. I had wasted my rookie year and rodeoing all went down the drain in one week of sin and filth so I started trying to drown my sorrows with alcohol. Every night when I got off work I would get drunk go to sleep and do it all over again. I felt like I was scum of the earth and the alcohol only worked for a little while, so I told my wife, “Let's go to church Sunday”

 My dad is a pastor in Jemison, AL so we went to his church that  Sunday. I was so tired and weary inside, when I walked in I felt like I had the whole world on my shoulders. I sat there waiting on the alter call and when my dad opened up the alters for prayer, I bolted to the front of the church, hit my knees and told Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior that I was His; no more running, no more hiding.

 I gave my whole life to Jesus Christ and since then, I have never been more happy.

 I am on fire for my savior Jesus Christ. I want to share and preach the gospel in any way possible. I'm not saying I'm perfect. I still make mistakes but I am washed in the blood of Jesus and when He sees me, He sees His grace and His blood that conquer my sins.

 I am so thankful for my lord!! He has blessed me the past year more than I could ever thank Him for. What we have to realize is we can never be good enough and the only way that we will get to Heaven and see the face of Jesus is by His grace and His mercy. He was the ultimate sacrifice. His blood bought our way to be with him!

James Hughes,

Lawley, AL

still become my wife. We got married Sept. 8, 2012 I had settled down a bit but once again I would not turn loose of the worldly things that I wanted. I would say to myself, “Well, it's okay to get drunk every now and then, just not all the time. The Lord will forgive me.”

But it didn't go as I thought. The following year, after we were married, I was rodeoing hard and won the rookie of the year in the IPRA My grandparents went on a vacation to Gatlinburg TN and invited me and my wife. We really didn't have the money to go but we went anyway and while we were there I gave in to Satan's temptation once again, going out to a bar and just getting wasted out of my mind, spending all of our money that was saved up for rodeoing.

When we got back we were broke and had no money to hardly pay our bills much less go to rodeos every weekend. I had to get a job and I fell into a deep depression. I had wasted my rookie year and rodeoing all went down the drain in one week of sin and filth so I started trying to drown my sorrows with alcohol. Every night when I got off work I would get drunk go to sleep and do it all over again. I felt like I was scum of the earth and the alcohol only worked for a little while, so I told my wife, “Let's go to church Sunday”

My dad is a pastor in Jemison, AL so we went to his church that  Sunday. I was so tired and weary inside, when I walked in I felt like I had the whole world on my shoulders. I sat there waiting on the alter call and when my dad opened up the alters for prayer, I bolted to the front of the church, hit my knees and told Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior that I was His; no more running, no more hiding.

I gave my whole life to Jesus Christ and since then, I have never been more happy.

I am on fire for my savior Jesus Christ. I want to share and preach the gospel in any way possible. I'm not saying I'm perfect. I still make mistakes but I am washed in the blood of Jesus and when He sees me, He sees His grace and His blood that conquer my sins.

I am so thankful for my lord!! He has blessed me the past year more than I could ever thank Him for. What we have to realize is we can never be good enough and the only way that we will get to Heaven and see the face of Jesus is by His grace and His mercy. He was the ultimate sacrifice. His blood bought our way to be with him!