I posted a pic on instagram the other day that said “I love when I tell people a little of my past and where God brought me from". People who just meet me look at me and my walk with Christ and think I have it all together. Then I tell them a little of my testimony and they are floored because thanks be unto God I don't look like what I used to be. People look at me now and don't see a girl who was broken, had low self esteem, overcame molestation and abuse and was delivered from a life of witchcraft, and an alternative lifestyle.
I used to be afraid to share my testimony because I was afraid of what others may think of me or I was afraid that people wouldn’t see the new me but would still judge me based on my past. But I thank God I am not my past! I will shout it from the mountaintops that God delivered me from lesbianism, witchcraft, physical and sexual abuse, suicide, and fornication. The Bible tells us that we are overcome by our testimony (Revelation 12:11). I used to sit and wonder why God allowed some things to happen to me then I realized that it’s not about me. God allows things to happen for a reason. He wanted to show others how powerful He is by taking me through and out of those situations. He used those situations for me to have a testimony and be able to use my experiences to help try to bring someone out of the same direction I was in.
As a youth leader at my previous church I can’t count the amount of times I was able to discern a certain spirit in some of the youth and by the Power of God was able to talk to and pray with them and for them to break that spirit. Most people in the church don't understand the power of their testimony and what God can do thru them based on that. This is why the Empowerment of the Holy Spirit is so important. The Holy Spirit will give you the discernment to see that spirit in someone and you'll have the power to call it out and cast it out. (Luke 10:19). From experience I know that these types of behaviors aren't just behaviors but are spirits that attach themselves to a person. This is why it’s so hard to break free from them. (Ephesians 6:12-14), 2 Corinthians 4:10. I can truly say it was the power of God that delivered me from these strongholds. And it is the Power of the Holy Ghost that keeps me from falling back into sin.
Each day I’m more grateful for where God has brought me from. Some days I sit and think about how far I’ve come and I’m amazed by how God cleaned me up and wants to use me for His glory. I pray for each person that struggles with the issues I had or even your own issues that you will fully surrender to God. Once you come to him He will clean you up. I pray that the spirit of homosexuality will be broken, that the yoke of bondage will be broken. I pray for restoration. I pray that you will receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit and that you will find refuge in God.
I was a virgin on my wedding day and this is my story.
I was saved by grace at the tender age of seven. Growing up in the church surrounded me with lots of eligible Christian bachelors during my teen years but of course, sexual relationships were highly discouraged. I had maintained my sexual purity into my young adult years, but by my early twenties, it became very difficult. I had several "Christian" boyfriends that knew the rules of celibacy until marriage, but they served the Lord with their lips and their lips did not serve God with their heart. Honestly, neither did mine. Getting closer and closer to "the act", I knew that I needed a heart change. I knew the scripture that said that if a man is lustful in his mind, it had already been committed in the heart. Why did I think that this did not apply to women? It DOES! (Matthew 5:27-32). Choosing the spirit over the flesh, I repented of every lustful thought, stopped singing and listening to songs that glorified lust and recommitted my life and my HEART back to the Lord. What a difference that made! It was not mere willpower that kept me, but the power of the Holy Spirit producing the fruit of patience in my life. I have always known that I was a wife, but it was only to MY husband. I focused on what the Lord had actually called me to do at the time which was nursing. Just as I was finishing my degree and preparing to take my last tests, I met God's man for me - Maurice <3. We met over the internet by mistake (that's another story) and dating long distance which was very good for both of us....at first.
The enemy was waiting to bait me. About nine months into dating, we were getting very close to being engaged and temptation reared its ugly head again. However, God showed me that Maurice was the one when he took the spiritual lead in the relationship and we reaffirmed our commitment to each other and ourselves that we would wait until we were married to have sex. "It was hard" was a gross understatement of what we were experiencing at that time. So...it was time to get married. Yup, we met and married within one year!
It is only by God's grace and mercy that we remained faithful in the area of sexual purity up to our wedding night, and what a night it was! The Lord freed me to be all that He had created in the right time, with the right man with a clean heart. I was able to give my husband the most precious wedding gift a wife can give.
- Anita Mckaney
FB - Anita N Maurice
IG - Mrsanitam
Twitter - anitamckaney
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org (ministry and mentoring email)
Blog - www.hisarm.blogspot.com
Websites - Tru-Image (www.tru-image.org) AND Christian Wives Club (christianwivesclub.org)
"My Testimony of how God set me free from the bondage of homosexuality! I was a stud, dressed like a guy and thought I was a guy for so long. I then started dating women and going to clubs.Then God started doing different things in my life and I got led to receive a personal relationship with Jesus Christ."
God can make ALL things NEW. & YES you can be set free from the "gay" or homosexual lifestyle. In Jesus Name."