Erica is Second

19Dec09

I just want to start out by thanking you all for trying to change the word with this ministry, you may not have changed the word yet but you have changed so many already! I know God has done a work in me, I have seen most of these videos more than once but if I feel down and need a pick me up I know where I can go to hear strength and wisdom from people who have been there before me! I am 21 years old, I have 2 beautiful little girls. One is 3 years old and my youngest will be 2 in December. I have been through a lot of trials and tribulations in my short life, and by looking at me you would not be able to tell. I look like I am about 18…That is why I believe that I have a gift! I know that my story needs to be shared so that other young girls, mothers, and daughters know that they don’t have to settle for rock bottom! I have been abused, neglected, pregnant when I didn’t need to be, married for the wrong reasons, abused some more, divorced, custody of my kids were taken from me, I got admitted into rehab against my will…and in my first three days there, God opened my eyes! I saw that the only way I was going to make it in this life was to stop being so self-centered and believe that “I am second!” Today that is my motto. My God is first, I start every day with prayer and I end every day with prayer! Ever since I have made the decision to put God first, my life is totally different. I have joy in my life for once! My girls are happy, my family trusts me, I have a relationship with my sister, I got out of an abusive marriage that I didn’t think I would ever have to courage to do! God gives me that strength, and if it were not for God opening my heart and my eyes to see the bigger picture, what had been right in front of me all along…My family would probably be laying flowers at my gave site today, because the road I was headed down was leading right there and I was not walking I was running there! So today I am grateful, for so many things that God has given me, because I know I could be dead right now…but I am not! God has a bigger plan and purpose for me than I ever did, and I can’t wait to see what he has in store for my life!

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4 Responses to “Erica is Second”

  1. Wow; such a beautiful testimony about the power of God to change a person who is willing to trust and submit their life to Him. Praising Him and giving Him the glory!

  2. 2 Scott

    Sometimes we need to go through what we need to go through to learn that we are second and the God not only IS first, but really SHOULD BE first. I was 40 before learning that. I am 44 now and my only regret is that I didn’t get it the first time I went through rehab when I was 20. You have a long and wonderful life ahead of you. Just a suggestion – sped less time thinking about what God wants you to do and more time thinking about who you really are in Christ. Give yourself fully to Him and He will transform you from the inside out…Romans 12:1-2. You are in my prayers.

  3. 3 Lindsey Knearem

    Wow Erica, Congratulations!! I’m so happy for you and I don’t even know you. Your story is quite similar to mine!! It is by God’s grace that I am back on a better path and his path at that!!


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