Thursday, 08 January 2009
Guest post submitted by skiwithme
Hey, I want to tell you all about my amazing story and why I KNOW God is infinitely wiser than all humanity...My high school career was characterized by doing EVERYTHING (and I mean everything) on my own strength, and I left no time for God. I was only a nominal Christian but did not live the life at all.In my senior year of high school I found out I had received a scholarship at GCSU and decided I'd go there (Dec. '04). Two months later I was involved in a devastating accident, from which I sustained a severe traumatic brain injury (Feb. 5, '05).I was humbled as much as a person can be humbled. I became an infant again (a few months after I had become a real adult) and had to relearn how to walk, talk, eat, shower--I even had to wear diapers.Only God can change hearts, and He softened the heart of my high school principal who allowed me to graduate on time with my class (May '05). Also I was allowed to postpone my enrollment at GCSU, and I'm allowed to keep and use the scholarship even though I don't meet all of the requirements.I came to GCSU in Fall '06 and found Jesus. I've had SO MANY emotional (and social, and academic, and spiritual, etc.) upheavals, and really the only reason why I'm still in school is that I know God is with me and I can count on Him.The really amazing thing is that God turned my psychotic school involvement and thus falling away into good because it won me the scholarship at GCSU where I found Jesus and am being discipled. So, I'm in college--in the honors program--with brain damage (and thankful for it), and I can confidently say it's all thanks to Jesus.Has a traumatic or difficult situation in your life ever turned out to be a blessing?