Hello, Readers and Bloggers!
I wanted to take a moment and give all of you a brief summary of who I am and why I have this blog. First, I’d like to start by telling you who I am. My name is irrelevant, however, my story is important. Why? The greatest figure of the bible is more known from their stories than their names. It is the story that made Abraham known as the man of faith, it is the story that made David known as the man after God’s own heart, it is the story that made Job known as “who held fast to all the ways of justice”. My story is simple, I was young and dumb as they say.
When I was 17 years old I decided that I wanted to serve my country, so, I joined the Army. After I joined, my girlfriend and I decided to get married. Yes, I was married at the age of 17, I was so young my parents had to sign the papers. Anyways, it seemed that everything was going great. I am recently married, just got the job of my dreams, life is great. I forgot one thing, my relationship with God was decreasing. As my wealth, family, and career increased, my relationship with God was decreasing.
It came to a point in which I completely forgot about God. I did not pray, I did not read my bible, and I did not fast. As my seemed to get better, it took a drastic turn. My wife left me, I was discharged from the Army, and I had lost almost all of my money. I was in debt, I was alone and I felt no one cared. When I was going through the discharge process I found that when no one was there, one person was always there, God. As I was losing everything I was gaining a new relationship with God. I became knowledgeable of Scripture, I starting to feel as if nothing could stop me!
Things began working for me, I was going to church more, I became a youth Pastor in my church. I was preaching to soldiers, to my higher ups. I was known as the guy that could answer any question. When I was finally discharged from the Army it felt as if I won a great battle, but the war was just beginning. I struggled with my finances, with depression, I was always worried. But, through it all, God worked in my favor. I now have a beautiful wife, and a new career in Law Enforcement. God is good!
Why do I not post my name? Well, throughout my process, I gained a lot of knowledge and a lot of wisdom. It sounds great huh? That was the problem, I felt I had it all figured out. I wanted to be known, to be praised for my knowledge. That is why I choose to remain unknown, my name is unimportant, what is important is the work God has done in me and the work he continues to do. We all have a process, we all have our struggles, what’s different is how we deal with our struggles. I hope that through my blog I can reach just one soul. I hope that I can hear from you. I will be posting every Monday, please read and share. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment on my posts. Thank you!
The Unidentified Believer