I Have Not Always Been A Christian Essay

725 Words Aug 28th, 2015 3 Pages
I have not always been a Christian I have not always been a Christian; I was raised in a strict Irish Catholic home. I was baptized as an infant, received my first communion when I was 6 years old and my confirmation at 16 years old. We went to church faithfully as a family every week. However, in my heart I knew something was missing. I had no comprehension on who Jesus was and had no personal relationship with Him. I was empty inside and I was lost. I had lost all faith in God after numerous deployments to the Middle East as a Medic in the Army. I drank continuously to numb my physical and mental pain. I was medically retired from being injured down range after 10 years of service. I had a beautiful wife and five wonderful children. Yet, my identity was as a soldier, and it was taken from me. I had no idea how to be a husband, father, let alone a compassionate human being.

I realized I needed Jesus and received Him into my life when I realized I needed Jesus and I received Him into my life when my life had just spiraled out of control and I hit bottom when I was 37 years old. One day I had enough, I couldn’t do life anymore. My wife found me with my pistol safe on the bed, yet after many attempts to open it I couldn’t remember the simple three-digit code. I turned to my wife and asked her for help. She told me she couldn’t help me, but knew someone who could. She took me by my hand and we knelt down by the side of the bed and I prayed to God with real…

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