1995, Detroit, Michigan. I was in my young 20s with my own place downtown, my own car. I was a nail technician in downtown Detroit, and I smoked crack.
Whenever I got tired of working, happy houring, clubbing, shopping, eating out and smoking, I would go to my mom's. I would catch up on rest, wash clothes and eat everything she had in her refrigerator.
I would watch television in her den, where she had a magazine called Charisma. My mother had a subscription, so every month when I went by, there would be a new one on the table.
I remember looking through every one of them, trying to find something in there that would make me feel good. And every week I would return to my working, shopping, happy houring, clubbing, eating out and smoking.
God Had a Plan
I had no idea. My mom had no idea. But God!
I got saved, was ordained as an apostle and became a first-time author of Born Into Sin, Transformed Into Destiny, which is now in the Library Of Congress! Praise God!
Today, I'm a two-time author. Both my first book and my second book, The Keys Against the Enemy, were published by Charisma Media. I also have a podcast on their Charisma Podcast Network called The Keys Against the Enemy, and I write for SpiritLed Woman online at charismamag.com.
Look at God! In my mess, He was feeding me my destiny. Glory to God! Not even crack could stop the plan God had for me.
No abandonment! No molestation! No low self-esteem! Nothing stops God! My books are both published by the same company that produces Charisma magazine, the same one where I would try to find something life-changing after my mother had read the issues.
This was such a powerful revelation, because this tells me God's Word is true. He knows everything about us. He predestined your journey before you were born. We have to trust Him. He brought me out of crack and cleaned me up inside and out. He made me into the woman we all see today, and I'm getting better and better at living fully for Him every day.
I had no idea and no plan. When I was in my 20s and folks gave up on me and thought I would never amount to anything, right in that space and time, God had a plan.
People ask me, "How did you do it?" and I tell them, "I simply surrendered to God."
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Gina R. Princeis an apostle of the gospel of Jesus Christ. She has a podcast show called The Keys Against the Enemy on cpnshows.com. Connect with Gina on Instagram and Twitter @ginarprince as well as Facebook at "The Keys Against the Enemy." Visit her website at drginaprince.com.