Testimony Of Bill Greguska
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Life is like a basketball game; it is not over until it is over; there is always hope that God gives every one of us to hold on to. I am so glad that I could hold on to my life by giving it over to God. Have you sincerely given your life over to God and trusted in the work He did on the cross to save you from your sins?
If you do not know your eternal destiny, then today is the day to get right with God? I am so thankful that I reached out for help. Because of the direction that drugs and alcohol and my sins were leading me, I was bound to be lost for eternity if it were not for Jesus Christ. I am so thankful, and you can be grateful too to know your destiny.
Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
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WHAT LEAD UP TO ME BELIEVING IN JESUS CHRIST
Testimony of Bill Greguska
1. My Life Before Jesus.
My parents took me to church when I was a kid, I knew a little bit about God, yet going to church did not affect my life much. Even though I did believe in God, I did not live my life for Him. I lived selfishly and focused on what would make me happy and how I could have fun and gain attention from others.
I had problems in school with my behavior and concentration, which set the stage for me to get into trouble a lot.
My mom transferred me from public school to private school in 4th grade (St. Gregory’s) because I needed more help.
The Lord used basketball as my mom’s strategy to assure that I would behave in school and get passing grades. The only thing that kept me somewhat motivated was playing basketball. I excelled in basketball from 5th grade up until my junior year in high school when my life started getting very challenging.
2. How Jesus Came Into My Life.
After abusing alcohol and drugs for all those years when growing up!
3. How My Life Changed Because Of Jesus.
Now that the Holy Spirit is living in me, that does not mean I am sinless…
But being a Christian now means that I do sinless. I still have some struggles in my life and even in my faith, but now I know who to go to for help God and His Word. I have been blessed that God put three extraordinarily loving and dedicated people in my life to help guide me: my dear Mom; my good friend and brother in Christ, Mark Mallwitz, and my friend and big sister in Christ, Sue Sauer. God has sprinkled a few others in my life that I am very thankful for also.
For some years now, I have had a quiet time each morning when I wake up. I read my Bible, do some journaling, and pray to start the day off right. That is very important to me. Also, it is vital for me to go to my Bible study on Wednesdays and church on Sundays. God has been leading me to hand out encouragement cards to introduce people to Jesus via my website NeedEncouragement.com.
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Realize That Your Story Can Help Encourage Others!
Almost everybody will listen to you when you tell your own story. ~ Billy Graham
John 8:32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
My story starts back in high school, where I made some terrible choices, and my life got incredibly messed up. I did manage to play basketball a couple of years in high school, and I did pretty well, but as soon as I opened up the door to a lifestyle of drugs and alcohol, things quickly changed in my life for the worst.
I allowed my desires to control my life, and as a result, I lived in continual defeat and frustration. There seemed to be no real meaning to life, and I even seriously considering taking my life several times. I can not blame abusive parents, poverty, or anything else, except the fact that I allowed my flesh, the devil, and the world to get the best of me. I submitted my life to Jesus in 1986 and finally got out of the driver’s seat, which made the difference.
God Never Left Me, He Will Not Leave You Either!
I needed encouragement and direction, and that is what I got. By God’s grace, I have been walking with the Lord ever since. Jesus has been leading me on the straight path, and He can do the same for you. It was not until I fully accepted God’s help, that I could put the alcohol and drugs away for good.
We all know that storms do not last forever (my storm lasted about ten years). I was messed up on drugs and alcohol and sin. Sometimes for reasons we may not understand, God allows things to happen for His purpose, even negative consequences like I put myself through. But keep in mind what it says in Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
The only way for sure that you can find encouragement is when we can keep our eyes on God instead of the tossing waves, things will be much better when we trust God! I had a degree of faith in God since I was a young boy of 7 years old, but it was not until I turned 26 that the fog lifted, and I knew God has a bigger plan for my life than I was living. Maybe it is time to discover what God’s plan for your life is? Do you know God as your Lord and Savior? If you would like to know more, click here.
Two Situations That You Would Need To Get Right With God Are:
You have never believed in God as your Lord and Savior.
You have believed, yet your life is not reflecting a life that is honoring God.
In either situation, God’s grace alone can help you navigate through to get right with God either for the first time or to get back on track. Start with prayer and ask God to open your eyes to the truth of His word. Ask Him to show you the way.
Also, talk to a pastor or a Christian friend to help you along the way. You can also speak to a free Christian counselor for more help if need by. Another thing you could do is to chat with a Christian online.
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