The people you interact with and cross paths with often are not there by accident or coincidence. God puts people in your life.
As a result of his wild lifestyle and bad decisions, Tony eventually found himself in prison. When he got out, he had to decide what his life would look like. But he didn’t do it alone, God worked through others to shape and bring Tony closer to relationship with Him.
“God was right there. The people that He put in my life gave me grace and allowed me to to vent and just be angry for awhile.”
George highlight the promise from God within Tony’s journey.
“God sends people.”
“The problem is we don’t see it, and I would go back in the story and say that one of the first people that God sent to Tony was the cop that gave him his first DWI. One of the old sayings in recovery, one of the promises, is that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.”
George shares a story from his own past to illustrate his point:
“I was talking to somebody about this cop in Ft. Lauderdale that beat me up about how much I don’t like the guy, and he said, ‘Did you ever think that maybe that guy not only saved your life here but helped you get into the Kingdom of Heaven?‘ Once I heard that it’s like this guy would be my best friend if I saw him today.
“When you work with guys (in recovery), you know they hate us a lot of times because we’re telling them the truth, and they don’t want to hear the truth, but I think that’s a real good point: God is there for us, we just don’t recognize it.”
Even in our worst moments, God is still there and working to bring us to Him. He will stop at nothing to bring His children home. He can do so much more than any of us can even imagine.