I never in a million years would have thought I would be on this side of the court. I rapped pre-conversion you know at lunch times get a little crowd going and battle anyone! every one! with my best friends. We called ourselves “Hopeless” , a funny name looking back at it now, but at the time it really was how I saw myself. My father retired military Vietnam veteran was just an all out, mean drunk, womanizer of a man. My mother, all she did was work 6 am – 10 pm if by chance she was home; she was asleep. She once told me “You know why I work so much? So I don’t have to see you guys”. My siblings were either in jail or on the run, but all drop-outs. To be honest I can’t Judge them because I never had it in my mind to graduate high school much less go to college. It may sound funny or abnormal to you, but if you asked me in 10th grade to name a 4 year college I couldn’t and I live in a “college city”! It is overwhelming to think about as I look back on my life, what JESUS has done for me. I was known for exploding in fits of rage and let my fist do my talking. Other times I would find myself angry for no reason, grinding my teeth, drinking, parting to make all my emotions go away. I once considered myself hopeless until Jesus changed my life.
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” -Jeremiah 1:5