For the last 20 years, drugs were an important part of my life. I had no control, and I had lost my identity. The things that were once important to me, soon became obsolete. During my addiction, I lived two lives. I was “Ms. Had it all Together” when I was around my family, and when I went out into the night, I became an unbearable monster. I worked hard wearing my mask; hoping my family, and friends of the family would not see what was underneath the mask. Today, I have no need to wear a mask. I have surrendered my will to God, and I am transparent, honest and open-minded.
Since being at Gilgal, I have remained clean and sober, secured a full-time job at the airport, gotten a checking and savings account, paid off outstanding debt and even passed my driving test to get my driver’s license reinstated!
But beyond that I am blessed with the ability to have peace of mind for the first time in my life. I have learned at Gilgal to renounce my false beliefs and take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. I have truly been transformed by the renewing of my mind and I owe it all to my Lord and Savior.
I have also learned to love others as I love myself. My light (which is His light in me) shines bright now and I smile because I am full of His joy. I continue to grow deeper in my intimacy with Him every day. I am truly grateful for all that He has done for me and I love Him so very much.