My life was a mess in the past. I no longer want to live in the past. I am trying to live for the future and not the past. My life is not perfect, but I now have the tools to go forward, to win the race and to let God fight my battles. I’m thankful to be here at UGM and for the other men in the program, as we all work on getting better together.
Ephesians 6 11-18:
“Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the
rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”