“Your soul is a gift from God that should be valued
and guarded, not sacrificed.”
Within every man and woman, regardless of race or ethnicity, I believe God created a soul as a valuable gift to every human being, a soul that unmistakably identifies each person as uniquely as a fingerprint. After the murder of a coworker in 2002, I questioned the significance of my soul and where my soul would go at the time of my death. A few years passed with little change in my attitude or conduct because I was unable to let go of things I had placed enormous value on, even though I knew something larger could be gained. Ultimately, a series of ongoing adversities took hold of my life, to include filing a lawsuit against my employer, which resulted in an agonizing five-year litigation process. I experienced conviction from these hardships that helped change me and my beliefs.
“What this means is that those who become Christians become new persons.
They are not the same anymore, for the old life is gone. A new life has begun!”
(2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT)