James H. Willis, III
For 2020, we are doing a 12-month summary of my book. It is filled with unbelievable personal stories of conflict from family fights, divorces, and personal insecurities to living in a tree at 15, homeless. Later, the book recounts how the Lord’s guidance put me on the path of an overcomer! From being unloved, unwanted, and uncared for to healthy, happy, and whole.
CHAPTER 5: TRICKED BY A FRIEND!
Sorry to say, real Christianity is not as contagious as Covid-19. You cannot become a Christian by simply hanging out with Christians. It helps, but there is a key ingredient missing and that is a personal encounter with the Living God!
All my stories have shown me going farther down into the pleasures of this world. But more importantly, they show where “there” was before I got “here.” The second half of the book shows me growing into a new life that had previously been just a dream. I’ll show you the times when I knew God was talking to me. These are the defining moments in my life that were actually divine appointments. Back to my story. When I was twenty-two, an old high school friend stopped by the store. Stephen and I had gone through everything together back in the day. He invited me to go to a movie and since there was no party scheduled, I said yes.
Stephen picked me up, and when we got out of the car, I could instantly sense and hear “them.” They were Christians! The rage rose inside me. I didn’t need or want that God stuff – but since Stephen was driving. I was stuck. At the end of the movie, I stood up to walk out but Stephen blocked my way, “We’re not done yet.” The tension was rising to a peak, when luckily “the preacher” came on the screen. His voice impacted me right away.
As I listened, I heard that God loved me, and I could be part of His family! It was the first time I had heard those words, but for some reason, I knew they were true! Well…..you are going to have to read the book to find out what happened next, right there in the popcorn and candy wrappers. This chapter begins a brand-new journey. It talks about how much God loves you and me, (Thank you God!) and how to deal with our past, our present, and our future. But most importantly, this part of my story tells you how a “nobody” can become a “somebody.”
How a life that was going nowhere could go “somewhere” very special!
These articles contain an abbreviated version of my stories.
The stories will continue next month!!!
How On Earth Did I Get Here?
James H. Willis, III
Warning…Don’t read this book….
…unless you want yourself completely transformed!
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Also, Jim is available to speak to your church or small group of any kind. These articles are funded by: The Willis Agency, “Strategies for Successful Retirement.”
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