P•A•I•N - a four letter word every single one of us will face at some point in our lives. Though pain hurts in the moment and sometimes feels like there's no way out, somehow someway we all get through it. Why does pain exist in the world & does it always make sense? Abusive relationships, bad reports from the doctor, the sudden loss of a loved one.... All of these things we could do without, but pain, though it hurts, produces something in us that the good times never could. Pain gives us a superhero like strength and connects to every single human being on the face of this earth. You see, you might makes millions of dollars in your life time, but not everyone will. However, that time your heart was broken, trillions of people around globe can relate to that. Today, let's remind ourselves that our pain is far greater than us and our pain has a purpose to connect us to others who are in pain and will one day need a word of encouragement from someone, like yourself, who has been there.Read More
In Summer School, He told me the cocaine would help me reach my weight loss goals, so I bought some. Not only was I not hungry, but I was happy. This is what drugs do. They lie to you and make you “feel” happy, temporarily, until the withdraw hits and then you’re more miserable than ever.
A couple years later, a girlfriend of mine asked me if I had ever “Chased the Dragon”. She then pulled out some foil and stuck black tar on it – aka Heroin. She encouraged me to take a hit.
Some say, “once an addict always an addict.” But Jesus disagrees. Because, “Who the son sets free is free indeed.” – John 8:36 Which means you don't have to be a slave to addiction any longer.