When I was in the 3rd grade, my mom would leave me and my brothers and sisters to go and do drugs. I was left with the responsibility of watching them and myself. With no one around to care for me I began mess up in school. This led to me getting kicked out and a long spiral of negative effects in my life. For the last 5 years I been on drugs and in and out of jail. The last time I was incarcerated, I started reading the Bible and getting into church.
When I got out I was still reading and for the first time, something was telling me that I needed to change for the better. God began to empower me to no longer do the bad things I use to do.
Even with these new changes, my life was still a mess. I had lost custody of my kids and they were being abused in the situation that they were left in. I prayed that God would help me regain custody. Just recently I received temporary custody and my beautiful children are now under my care. God showed up in huge ways in my life and so I have made the decision to follow him.