Tree of Salvation: My Journey Overcoming Addictions Through Jesus Christ

It has been an amazing journey, trying my hardest, to walk in the path towards the light, where Jesus Christ would want me. I am so grateful for second chances. I am thankful for third chances. And in my case, I am thankful for fourth, fifth, and sixth chances. That is the beauty of the atonement. This is the beauty of Jesus Christ. As long as we believe in Him and accept him as oursavior, we have an infinite number of opportunity to change for the better.

I am so thankful to have these chances and to get the opportunity to grow in the process. I have learned through trial and error what is important in life, what makes me happy, and what it requires of me to be the best version of myself. I have also learned that having a father in heaven be there by my side to guide me, is real power that has truly worked miracles in my life. Also, I've noticed that His power can only work properly in me whenever I am doing what is expected of me to keep God by my side. This is where I find the atonement important to help fix my mistakes when I mess up and bring light back into my life.

This book is just a portion of my life, through events that I have gone through, and how they have formed me into who I am today. Most of these trials that I have gone through have mostly came through my decisions to use drugs and alcohol, in a way that became a problem, revolving most of my time and energy focused around these substances. I have learned that having this lifestyle and way of thinking has given me many fallbacks in life. It has led me to be in even many dangerous situations and incidences that have happened to me because places and people that I chose to be around. It is a miracle that I am even still alive to share this story.

I write this story of my life in hope that others may not have to go through what I have gone through. I also write this to also show even if you are dealing with any form of addiction that may be harming your life, there is still hope and a time to change if you really have the desire to change for the better. There is a father in heaven who loves you a great deal, who knows you by name, and gives us these trials so that we can be used in this life and the life to come for a direct purpose.

I find it amazing that the creator of the universe created us to be His children. I find it amazing that we are created in His image. This makes me feel like we are an important part of the universe, being on the planet where the Creator has His children! I know that we live in a competitive world; a place where appearance, social media, and money means everything. It can sometimes be difficult to have an optimistic outlook on life. Also, we live in a world where religion is slowly decreasing, and people are losing hope. I believe that religion means everything and even helps explain why we are even here. My biggest issue with religion is that each religion tries to convert rather than accept. There is too much dilemma on who is right and who has the exact answers of complete truth. When in reality, each religion believes in a creator and a purpose of us all being here (Christian or not). This is just my personal opinion, but there seems to be too much arguing on truth that it pulls away from what religion teaches. And in my opinion, it should only express LOVE!

I love having a testimony of life and the opportunity to strengthen my testimony in religion. Our Father in heaven means everything to me. You mean everything to me as well""being my spiritual family for being another human being. I know that we live in a difficult world but have hope in everyone here that we will each find our direct purpose. I believe my direct purpose was to experience a life of drugs and alcohol so that I could recover and share my experiences of the dangers of messing with these substances in a world that strongly revolves around this style of living, even considering them cool and fun. I'm still working on what else is expected on me but know by having faith and keeping our Father in heaven in my heart, he will guide me in what next to do. What's your purpose? I know that you have one; believe in yourself, believe in a Creator that knows you by name. Ask and you shall receive, knock and it shall be opened unto you. And that is a promise that comes from the HEAVENS! That is a promise that comes from GOD!


--Dread Love