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What Being "Powerful" Really Means

Uncategorized Nov 17, 2022

Everything changed when I gave my life to Jesus in the middle of my undergrad.

After spending the previous 6 years of my life devoted to becoming a psychiatrist, almost immediately after I committed my life, I felt a calling to ministry.

While I resisted at first (I was a Pastor’s Kid my whole life and told myself I’d never be like my dad), today, I can’t imagine my life any other way.

-Spoken internationally sharing my testimony and revelations about freedom
-The Last Relapse has been read thousands of times by people around the world
-We have been deeply involved in 250+ recovery journeys
-Our podcast gets 15k+ downloads per month
-Haven’t watched porn in 2400+ days (!!!)

I was hesitant about the call to ministry at first, but by the time my degree was over, it was unmistakable.

There was just one problem at the time…


Because of my hidden addiction, I felt
-Unworthy to be in ministry
-Afraid that God could never use me
-Terrified of being found out/exposed/humiliated while in a ministry role

I spent the next 5 YEARS receiving training in ministry while simultaneously trying everything I possibly could to get free.

Internet filters.
Accountability partners.
Will power.
Spiritual disciplines.

If it promised quick results and didn’t involve talking to anyone too vulnerably about my issues - I was in.

Essentially I was asking - “How do I radically transform my life in the most convenient way possible?”

But truthfully, because I wasn’t willing to really pay the price for freedom, I struggled way longer than I needed to.

If I could do it all over again, I would do all of the uncomfortable things that I was avoiding, but deep down inside knew I needed to do.

Things like…
-Working through parts of my past
-Admitting my insecurities and fears in life
-Getting professional help
-Opening up to trusted people about my journey

It doesn’t have to take 5 years if you’re willing to make the sacrifices now.

My advice?

Don’t wait another minute. Freedom is way too awesome to wait.

Cheering you on,

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