Brother Marcus Shares A Personal Story With You
Living out of your car is not a pleasant experience. This is especially difficult when you have to do this in the dead of winter! After work, I would go to a park, pull my car up, and just park. My hours were spent sleeping and feeling as if I was alone.I had no place to visit my kids at,and I felt extremely isolated from family, friends, coworkers, and also God. I didn’t know how I was going to make it out this situation.
God began to change the situation when I began to get honest about my problem. When I finally told people that I was homeless, many of my friends told me that I could stay with them. But I was reluctant to stay because I didn’t want to be a burden. I have to confess, I also was carrying around my pride of not being dependent.
But what God began to show me was that I had to release that pride and allow the people he has placed in my life to help me. This was extremely humbling, but also extremely necessary.
The biggest lesson that I learned during that time was that I had to learn how to trust God. God wanted me to be completely transparent about my situation and allow Him to help me see his faithfulness. God was using this situation to purge me from sin. God was showing me that he orders every step that I take. These steps often may be in poverty or success. But I learned that God would never leave me nor forsake me.
He also would not let me fail. God’s plan was that I be successful. And by going through the difficult moments of life, I would better be able to help and assist others who might be going through the same. Through it all, I learned that Jesus would be my ultimate home.
— Brother Marcus