August 10th 1997 was a day that changed my life forever. I was in a car accident that left me paralyzed from the chest down. I have regained many physical abilities, but most importantly I have gained an everlasting relationship with Jesus Christ. Many people ask me, Where was God when you got in your accident? I tell them, He was right there holding my hand! Through the grace and love of Jesus Christ I have been able to take on the daily obstacle of being in a wheelchair. It’s by no means easy and I have some extremely dark days, but I pull through by relying on God’s word and His promises.
Jesus proclaimed in John 16:33, In this world you may have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. Hearing these words from one that is so bold, makes my problems appear to be so small. Many times people will ask how I can manage or stay so strong? At first this wasn’t easy, but I soon learned that my strength did not come from me, but from God. Philippians 4:13 states, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. The more that I took ownership in that promise, the more it has become a reality in my life and a testimony to others.
I have recently moved to Nashville, TN, to pursue my dream of being a recording artist and song writer. I am excited to say these dreams are slowly, but surely becoming a reality! God places dreams on our hearts because He has created each of to fulfill a different piece of His plan. He needs us to keep chasing our dreams and to accomplish them. Never give up on what makes your heart beat.