April | Testimony Tag

Oh my gosh, I so love these monthly tags that Dollfaced Writer & Purple Rose created.

And this month is a special one in the fact that it is Easter and we get to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. To go with the celebration of His resurrection we get to share our testimony 👊❤

Thank you Dollface for tagging me 🙂 I am honored! Guys you should check out her testimony. Then follow this thread of tags and read everyone’s testimony. I may do a testimony link up…not sure yet…

I love reading and hearing people’s testimonies and to see what God has done in a person’s life! So powerful and immensely uplifting!

Here are the rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you to participate.
  • Link back to the original post.
  • Use the original featured image.
  • Share your testimony in your own way, this is a tag meant for reflection and sharing the amazing gift God has given us of redemption.
  • Nominate one or more people to participate.
  • Enjoy the rest of your month! ❤

My story…

Is one filled with hurt, loneliness, depression, alcohol, sex, porn and masturbation and sometimes all within the same day. And it is also one that would take years to tell.

For those who have not been following my blog for a long time, I have three posts where I have shared parts of my story…

The Playground tells about the beginnings of my struggle with lust and sexual things.

We all have a beginning to our struggles in life. Sadly mine began way before it should have. But this world is NOT perfect.

Dear Porn Star: Please Forgive Me Which has a warning to read at your own risk. I hold no words back. I talk about an experience I had one night with God where He hit me over the head with the proverbial two-by-four.

I believe we have all experience that wake up call in one form or another.

My Testimony is one that I wrote for our Celebrate Recovery’s Honduras mission trip. I then shared it at Richland Celebrate Recovery on chip night after completing the 12 steps. It is kind of short and no where near the full story.

I am ashamed of the things I have done in my life. Just thinking of some of things I have done brings me tears every time.

Playing post office in kindergarten while its supposed to be nap time.

Playing doctor with the neighbor while outside my grandparent’s house.

Sex with anyone whenever.

Drinking till I passed out. Waking up having no freaking idea what I did or how I even made it to a couch or bed. See The Couch Experience post for one of the times I almost died from drinking.

Two failed marriages.

My life was a train wreck waiting to happen.

But then God…

He stepped in during my truest darkest hour and forever changed me. It is a night I will never forget.

It was that night he opened memories of being molested as I cried out to him trying to understand why I acted the way I did.

It was a night that shook me to the core. And yet it was the most delivering night of my life. I become free from my past. Forgiven. Washed clean. No longer bound in chains of addiction.

It was also the night He called me to help other men and women who struggle with porn and sexual issues.

You see, despite, how bad my past was and the hell I caused and went through God is using it to help others. Me…Stu…the worst of sinners…God is using for His kingdom.

It is something I do not take lightly. It is something that none of us should take lightly!

No matter your story and what you have endured or put others through…someone needs to hear it.

I’ve said it before on numerous occasions and I will continue saying it until God calls me home…

For this one I am tagging…

The Eclectic Contrarian

Caffeine, Chaos And Grace

❤Heart Tokens❤

My Life With Gracie

Country Cowboy Candles

For those I have tagged please do not feel obligated to participate. I just love hearing others testimonies!

26 thoughts on “April | Testimony Tag”

  1. God’s grace is so amazing. Its presence in our lives is miracle upon miracle. Thank you for being obedient, Stu. Many need to hear your story of sin and Our Gracious Savior who delivered you. Praise His holy name!

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  2. I am sincerly in awe. You’re doing a wonderfyl thing, sharing your testimony for those who need it. Just today, as awful as I am at public speaking, I was asked to come forward in front of the whole Church and share mine. Now to be tagged in this humbling, inspiring post from another brother in Christ, I tell you it’s amazing the signs God will send us when we are well on our way to growing closer to Him!
    Thank you for the nomination. God Bless.

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    1. Wow! Now that is cool!
      I’ve shared mine a few times in public before. Such a privilege it is to share what God has done in our lives and yet it is a scary & nervous thing to do.

      God is amazing in how He works 🙂

      You are very welcome for the nomination 🙂

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  3. Thank you so much for the nomination! This would take a odd deal of writing to tell all that needs to be told, so I would just like to share this from our church’s website. It is the heart every testimony, including my own…”Believe this simple truth: God loves you, no matter who you are. No matter how you have lived your life. No matter your age. No strings attached. At St. John’s, we believe in God’s transforming love. Like Jesus, we believe God’s Spirit working through us can give life meaning and purpose. Our greatest desire is that you experience how much God loves you and wants to be a part of your life.”

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  4. Others who have went through some of these same things need to hear what you have to say. It’s not their fault! It’s not your fault! I pray God comforts you with this knowledge. Stay strong! God will help you through your struggles!

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  5. Stu, I seen where Renee gave you credit for a challenge and finally was able to follow a link to your site. I just started blogging on wordpress lately and going to eventually do all my blogging over here. And yesterday I started following Renee and through her met some other bloggers. I think I am gonna be happy here. Love meeting new folks. I plan to read your three links to a full picture of where you have come from to where you are now. I too love a testimony that gives God the glory for getting them our of hell here on earth. Blessings brother. Will return to gleam more later.

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    1. Nice to meet you Betty. You will love it here. A wonderful community, who truly love and support one another.

      I hope you enjoy reading my journey. Its rough at times.

      Have a great Easter!


  6. What I would love to hear is exactly what God did to you to save you. I know you had to turn to Him and with His grace turn away from sin, but did He speak to you – or did you receive a flash of knowledge that was a godly gift – or you just knew He healed you from it all – maybe He did something special that you can’t share? I hear amazing testimony’s at church and they do have the power to lift souls that are heavy. So thank you for sharing your thoughts.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and reading. Thank you also for commenting. I had no flash of light, no sign or anything like that. Just a teary-eyed little man walking down the aisle of his church after realizing the truth


  7. the enemy waits around every corner and only by God’s grace and mercy can we be saved. I am always in awe of God’s patience with us, just waiting until we come to our knees. Sometimes it is heart breaking when we see the world and society around us ignoring the greatest gift God has in store for everyone. Praying that the truth will reach many lost souls. Blessings to you Stu, Elfriede and Mike

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