About the author

My name is Chris. I’m in my 40’s and I’ve had some amazing adventures in my life. I wanted to tell you a little bit about myself for a few reasons.

1. It’s not easy to talk about myself. I don’t open up much about me.

2. I have a story to tell that I hope inspires you to never quit.

3. The theme of the blog has personally touched my life and I want to share that with you.

I don’t want to go back to the day I was born and recap my entire life, but I want to highlight a few stories so you can get to know me.

Before my life really got started, my mom contemplated aborting me. On my aunt’s deathbed in hospice, she shared a story with me that changed my life forever.  She told me how my mom came to her as a teenage pregnant mother and asked her about aborting the child. My aunt gave the best advice. She told her, you could always give the baby up for adoption, but if you abort it, you can never take back the regret that may come with that decision. I knew in that moment that I needed to figure out what my purpose was in life and try to fulfill it.

I was in the army at that time and so, I decided that God wanted me to be the best Soldier I could be. I took this new sense of purpose and used it to challenge myself to strive harder, go longer, and be all that I could be. You know the slogan. I was the epitome of a good Soldier. I worked hard, got promoted as quickly as you could. I made each and every promotion like clockwork. As my mom would later tell me when I made my last promotion, “You done good.”

I thought that was my purpose in life was being a good Soldier. My problem was that I had attached who I was to what I did. I was a Soldier.  When I retired from the military, I lost my identity.  I had wrapped myself up so tight in what I’d did that I no longer had a sense of purpose. I was just going through the motions.

I got what I thought was a good job, put my head down and just survived. At this point, I really wasn’t living any more. Every day was on repeat. I hated my job and I hated life. I did a good job of hiding it, but inside I was empty.

Christmas Eve 2014, my life took a turn for the worst. My 20 year marriage crumbled and fell apart and I found myself broken and shattered. In an instant, I became a single dad with no hope and no future.

The journey of the next 2+ years played out here in my blog. I went through a lot of depression in the beginning dealing with my failed marriage and the loss associated with that. It took me several months to let go and move on with my life. A year before going through all my struggles with my marriage, I asked God, “How can I do something I really want to do and get paid to do it?”  That question started me on a journey to challenge everything I thought I knew and every limitation I had placed on myself throughout my life.

As I was coming out of my depression, I had this passion to want to help others.  I wanted to help people shortcut the challenges they were facing in life and find the fastest way out of the shadow of the valley of death.  I wanted to teach you how I did it.  I read my bible, listened to messages on YouTube, read books, prayed and asked God for guidance and tried to figure out what direction and purpose he really had for my life.  It was time to have a fresh start.  I kept hearing God say to me to be a life coach.  I spent months researching what a life coach was, what they did, how they did it, how they got paid.  I found out how to get trained and certified.

While all that research was going on, I started this blog.  At that time in my life, I was still a mess.  I made a quality decision that I wasn’t going to stay that way.  I started writing what was on my heart and what I was living out in my daily life and as I was sharing these messages with you, my life was getting back on track.  I stepped into a constant state of transformation.

2015 for me was a year of experimentation.  I learned how to build a website, start a YouTube channel, shoot and edit videos, customize marketing using google ads and facebook ads.

2016 was a year of growth.  I started this blog 1 year ago.  I went back to school and got certified as a health coach.  I pressed into areas of my life that I avoided in the past.  I let go of self limiting beliefs and decided that I was going to try anything that I had been afraid of in the past.  I learned to cook.  I started shooting and posting videos on facebook to inspire people to step out and try what they were afraid of. I implemented what I was learning about health and nutrition and gained 10 lbs of muscle, lost 15 lbs of fat and got down to 15% body fat.  I decided that I was enough and it didn’t matter what limitations I may actually have.  It mattered what limitations I placed on myself.

2017 has been about launching, taking back what the devil stole from me and seeing lives changed through my coaching and through the work that God has done in my and my life.  I launched my health coaching business in the last 30 days.  I have been giving public talks on health and nutrition and I’ve been coaching clients with much success. I’m excited because these open doors are also giving me a chance to give back by continuing to blog.

I finally realized my purpose in this life and that is to influence you to step out, step up and try to become the best version of yourself you possibly can be.  My purpose is to reach you for Jesus, to reflect him to you.  My purpose is to fill myself up so that I can pour Jesus out to you through these pages, through facebook posts, through face to face interactions, through life and health coaching and through public speaking.

Faith begins where the will of God is known and I want you to know that you are priceless.  God redeemed you from going to hell by paying the price with himself.  You could never pay that price, but Jesus did and that means that you are priceless.  God says that you are fearfully and wonderfully made.  I want you to challenge yourself by first accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savior, then I want you to challenge yourself to learn and grow by renewing your mind with the word of God.  Lastly, I want you to transform who you are now into the person you are capable of becoming by stepping out and taking action.

I recently heard Pastor Ivan Tate say, “God has some of your miracles hidden in the places you are afraid to go.”  I have learned this first hand through out my life.  When I decided to do a task that I was afraid to do, I learned and grew and got better and when I did step out, God met me there and blessed me.  I want him to bless you too.  Step out.  Go for the gusto.  Be willing to try and fail.  It’s ok.  You can do this.

What’s next?  You’ll just have to wait and see.

Thank you for reading my blog.

Chris

 

Don’t let your dream die inside you!

I want you to ask yourself these questions right now and if necessary, don’t proceed any further until you can answer them with clarity.

What is your dream?  Do you have a dream that you had as a child to do something significant in this life?  Did you let go of that dream and throw it away or stuff it down so deep that you thought it could never happen?  Do you want to resurrect that dream and attempt to make it a reality?

Thank you for taking time to look within yourself and see that you still have hopes and dreams hidden in that shell.  You still have hopes and dreams that you would love to see as a reality in your life.  Some times, we may feel like life has passed us by or that we are too old, too weak, too frail, too broke, too whatever the excuse is.  Excuses are just what we tell ourselves so we don’t have to put in the effort to see if our dreams can become reality.

Two years ago, I thought all my hopes and dreams of a grand future were gone forever.  I was a wreck and a mess and I saw no hope of every getting back to a place of living a life that I really enjoyed.  I was broken and shattered.  This was the best place to start to rebuild.  I got to have a do over in my life.  The rules were gone.  The expectations were gone.  The canvas was now empty and I could paint on it whatever picture I chose.

At that time, I really didn’t know what the future held.  I just knew that something had to change.  I was either going to fail miserably, or succeed amazingly.  I started by just getting on my knees and crying out to God and telling him that I was tired of trying to be in control of my life, because I was failing at it.  I told him that I would give my life to him and let him shape me in whatever way he wanted.

A year prior to that, I said out loud one day, “God, how can I get paid to do something I am really passionate about?”  This question was stirring in me and I just couldn’t let it go.  You see, when I look back at my life, I have done some really amazing things and I have had some great adventures, but most of that was because I chose to do what someone else influenced me to do.  I joined the Army National Guard because my stepdad recommended it.  I became a medic because my grandma was in healthcare.  I became an engineer because my boss kept telling me I had potential and he could see that I’d be good at that.  I learned how to be a construction engineer in the army because my ex wife wanted to build a home (at a discount).  You see, I was chasing everyone else’s dreams and expectations for my life.  I finally stopped and asked God how I could do something I really wanted to do.

From that day forward, life went downhill fast.  My marriage ended, I became a single father, and I was trying desperately to figure out this new way of living.  I had to learn to be mom and dad and I had to learn to do what my ex wife was doing for the household.  Life was a mess, but I didn’t give up.  As I started asking God for direction, I spent time in prayer, reading my bible, and watching or listening to ministers who I trusted.   Those messages and the word became the inspiration for writing this blog.  This blog became the inspiration for me to step out and take chances by faith in what God said in his word about my life.  God had a plan for me that was greater than I could have imagined.

I set out to find out how I could become a life coach.  I set out on a journey to help people who were struggling like I was.  I set out to change the world for good in whatever way I could.  I eventually found the right school, completed my courseware and have been coaching clients for a few months now.  It has been so amazing and rewarding, but that’s not all.  There is more.

Back to my dream.  Around 15 years old, I had these day dreams of becoming a public speaker some day.  I would think about this and get energized and see this bright and happy future where I was standing on stage motivating people to make positive changes in their lives.  I was motivating them to step into who they really could become.  I had some significant setbacks in my life shortly after that.  I stuffed that dream down inside and thought it was just that, a dream.

As I was going through the coaching program, that dream started to come back to the surface and get stronger and stronger.  I have since stepped out and started speaking publicly.  I have had several speeches to date and I have more on my calendar for next month.  I love to motivate people to make positive changes and step into what could be.  I love to help them figure out how to make those dreams come true and I love to be there with them as they walk that journey to accomplish what they set out to do.  It is so rewarding.

If you have a dream that you have let go of and think that it’s time to go after your dream, I can help you unlock what’s stopping you or holding you back.  I’d love to help. Email me at info@chris-buckley.net

I hope this inspired you to go for your dreams.

Can’t steer a parked car

Too much knowledge puffs one up.  When you know a lot, two problems can exist.  First, you can get proud or arrogant and need to be right all the time.  Second, you can get paralyzed and take no action.  I want to focus on the latter today.

Since starting this blog, I have gone through a lot of transformation.  God has been working on me to get rid of some self limiting beliefs about that weren’t serving me and weren’t serving him.  This was painful sometimes and other times, it was such a relief.  I had put myself and God into boxes that I could control and I stopped trusting God to do amazing things in my life.

Ok, so how do I go from getting too much knowledge and taking no action to being transformed?  I’m glad you asked.  For many years in my Christian walk, I went to church, I learned my bible, and I learned what God said about me and what he wanted for me in my life.  The problem was, that I did not take action.  I was paralyzed because I knew all these things that God wanted me to do, but I wasn’t doing any of them.  I wasn’t taking action.

If you take a pitcher of water and pour it into a cup, naturally at some point the excess water spills out and goes everywhere.  This is what should naturally happen when we read the bible and follow what God says to do in his word.  I was very afraid of people and I was shy.  I couldn’t tell someone about the love of Jesus because I was stuck.  I wasn’t taking any actions.  I was like the dead sea in Israel.  It is fed by the ocean, but it has no outlet, so everything in it is dead.

So what happened to change that for me?  I got divorced.  Besides my relationship with God, my marriage was the one stable thing in my life that I could count on.  When that ended, I was lost and I was searching to figure out why.  Through the process of getting to the lowest of lows in my life, I broke out of the mold.  I started to take action and to change who I thought I was.  I decided that inaction was not serving me well at all.

This blog started at a time in my life when I was hurting and life looked really terrible from the inside and out.  Here’s what happened, I knew that God said to go into all the world and preach the Gospel.  At that time, I couldn’t afford to even drive to the next town to share the Gospel.  God gave me the idea to start this blog.  It was an action step, a step of faith, but it was ACTION.  When I started, I didn’t know what to write about.  I didn’t know if anyone would read it.  I didn’t know if anyone would even like it, but I finally let go of caring what others thought of me.  You see, I have no right to know what you think of me because you don’t know me and you may have a skewed view of who you think I am.  I could let your opinions stop me from doing what I’m supposed to be doing.  I can’t let you do that.

I love to use the analogy of steering a parked car because so many people can identify with that.  The car has to be moving to be steered, otherwise, your just shifting the tires back and forth.  You see, God wants you to step out of your comfort zone today and take steps of faith.  He wants you to take action.  For someone reading this blog, he has been waiting years for you to take action.  Today is the day.  It is the day that you can let go of your fears and take action.  When we worry about what could be or what might be, we limit ourselves to finding out what would have been.  In the words of that Disney song “Let it Go.”  Step out today and see what amazing opportunities await you.

Shutting down my blog :(

Hello all,

I have been busy for months and have neglected my blog.  This blog came about at a time in my life when I was so challenged to figure life out.  I was writing every day from the passion to get out of my circumstances and the desire to trust God as what he said in the bible.  As I read and proclaimed his promises from the bible, I was inspired to write these messages that I shared during that time.

This is a testimony to the goodness of God.  As God renewed my mind by reading the bible, my faith muscle got stronger and stronger.  As my faith increased, my circumstances started to align with His promises.  I paid off a significant amount of debt, got a new job, went back to school and have been building my own coaching business.  All that happened within 9 months.

So, I logged onto my blog today to shut it down, but I saw that there were over 15,000 views to my blog.  I was blown away.  I hope that what I shared blessed you.

I am shutting this down by February 15th.  If you want to keep following me, you can friend request me on facebook.  Just send me a note in messenger telling me you found me by my blog.

https://www.facebook.com/chris.buckley.90

I hope that something I wrote from my heart blessed you.

God Bless,

Chris Buckley

Let God interrupt your schedule and you’ll see the miraculous

Life is so busy today. Everyone is overworked, overwhelmed and just plain worn out and tired. Since starting this blog and utilizing the what I’ve been preaching to all of you through this blog, God has been answering my prayers too by helping me get a good job that I like, getting me back in school to learn a new trade, assigning me new responsibilities in my military career. I went from having lots of time to write blogs to practically no time. No, that’s not the truth. I have no time to write.

You are always in my thoughts because I enjoy sharing and writing about what God has or is showing me through his word. My hope is that someone will read it, get inspired and challenge themselves to believe and trust God through what he says in his word.

Now that I’m busy, I keep a very tight schedule. I have an online calendar, it is very full and it’s color coded so that I know at a glance what my appointments are. I said all of that to say this, leave room for God in your schedule. I try to pray and read most mornings and usually do, but some times I just don’t have the time. This blog is not about that though I could write and say more.

The other night, I stopped by the grocery store about 9:30. I was going to stop earlier in the night, but it just didn’t work. So my plan was to get in, get out, and get home so I could wrap up my night and get to bed only to put the next day on repeat. What happened was not what I expected. I kept running into the same person in all the places I was going to look for the things that I needed. Finally near the end of the store, she asked me a question. That led to some chit chat about who she was and how she came to live here. All of that was really unimportant, but something she said hit a hot button with me. She said she was here because of God. We spent the next 2 hours talking about God, our adventures and our desires to get to know him better.

I was drawn in and we just couldn’t quit talking about the Lord and the wonderful things he has done. About an hour and a half into our talk, this older woman walked by and then she circled back a few times. The third time around, she stopped and said “I just have to be a part of this conversations.” Patrice was her name and she had been searching for answers and seeking God, but not finding them. We got to know Patrice, her pains, her struggles, and her questions about life and about God. We were able to pray for her, answer her questions, and console her about life. It was wonderful to see how God orchestrated getting us all there at the right time so that Patrice could get the answers that she had been asking God about, but wasn’t finding. The whole adventure increased all of our faith that night and we will never be the same again.

I challenge you today to a few tasks.
1. Develop your own personal relationship with God.
2. Spend time in prayer and read your bible.
3. Be willing to disrupt your plans and your schedule to do something for God.

If you don’t know Jesus, you can by repenting of your sin and asking him to forgive you and to be your Lord and Savior. When you do, the bible will become alive to you and you will have an intense desire to learn and grow in your faith. I recommend starting in the Gospel of John. You will discover who Jesus is, the fact that he is God and that he loves you and he died for you and went to hell for you so that you don’t have to.

I hope that this has inspired you today.

Chris

Where have I been?

I started my blog at a time when I was off work because I was recovering from a surgery on my hip.  During that time, I had a lot of time to write, because I was not working.  It was a very trying time in my life as I was struggling to make ends meet.  I was not working and not earning a living and so it didn’t take long to exhaust my resources.  While writing each and every post, I was encouraging myself like David encouraged himself when everything looked like there was no chance of recovering that which was lost.  In that moment, David almost lost his life.  His men were just about to stone him to death.  He encouraged himself, then inspired his men to go after the enemy and take back what was stolen.

I encouraged myself daily as I read God’s word and applied his word to my life.  I dissolved my business, sold my home, and got a job.  In essence, I started over.  Some times in life you just have to let go and let God move in your life.  In our lives, there are seasons just like the seasons of the year.  I was going through a winter season, but now it’s spring time again and I am getting back on track.

I have been taking life and health coaching classes while working full time and serving in the military.  God is good and sometimes, when your going through a rough time, you have to remember that and you have to encourage yourself.  If you don’t know where to start, I recommend reading Psalms.  They are great for encouragement.

I hope all is well and you got something from what I’ve shared.

I’m looking forward to sharing more with you as I get time in my schedule

Chris

 

My Mind is Renewed by the Word of God

Ephesians 4:23 says that my mind is renewed by the word of God; therefore, I forbid thoughts of failure and defeat to inhabit my mind.

Are you forbidding thoughts of failure and defeat to inhabit your mind today?  Here is the statistical reality of your thoughts.  60-80% of your daily thoughts are negative.  In fact, what you say about yourself to yourself is predominantly negative.  I’ve heard it said that the average person thinks around 60,000 thoughts per day.  Roughly 45,000 of those thoughts are negative.  If that is true, then how can we forbid negative thoughts to inhabit our minds?  We need to read God’s word.  We need to pick up our bibles and read what God has to say about us.

The bible says that faith comes by hearing the word of God or paraphrased, faith begins when the will of God is known.  Paul faced many perilous times and terrifying events in his life, yet his faith didn’t waiver because Jesus told him what his ministry would be and that he would finish his race in Rome.  So when the situation looked horrific, Paul didn’t have to worry about making it out alive, he knew he would because he was told how his life would end.  When you know the end from the beginning, you can cast off fear of the things that come against you in between.

The bible is filled with promises to God’s chosen people, the Jews and to his chosen people the Christians so that we know what the Lord has in store for us.  The bible says that we are to meditate on the word of God day and night, that we may be able to observe to do all that is written in it.

So back to forbidding thoughts of failure and defeat to inhabit your mind.  You can’t stop a thought from coming into your mind, but you can control what you do with that thought.  Let’s try it now.  I want you to think of a pink elephant!  What did you just think of?  I bet it was a pink elephant.  When a thought comes, it comes, but after that, you can dismiss it or you can dwell on it.  The bible says that you should meditate on the word of God.  When you read God’s word and understand his promises, you know what to replace the negative thought with and what meditate.  God’s promises are yes and amen.  God wants you to walk in victory and that comes from forbidding negative thoughts to take route in your head by reading God’s words and meditating on them.

 

There is nothing new under the sun!

There is nothing new under the sun! Chapter 1 of Ecclesiastes is about vanity and verse 9 says that which has been is what will be, that which is done is what will be done and there is nothing new under the sun. Simply put, history repeats itself.

I have been reading, consuming, and studying a lot of business, management, leadership, and self-help material for quite some time trying to challenge myself to grow and to help others to grow as well by sharing what I have been learning. My goal with for doing this was to learn what the author was trying to teach, compare it to the bible and implement the good material into my daily life so that I could change the trajectory of my life.

What I found was much of the material when boiled down to its base was biblical truth or laws that had been personalized, customized, or branded so that person could either convey it as their own material or explain how it worked in their life.

I know millions of people have read Napoleon Hill’s book “Think and Grow Rich,” and have applied his theories about wealth to their lives and have attained a better life for themselves and their families. I wanted to break that book down to see if there were biblical principals at work in each of the chapters and Surprise, there were.

The big push today is marketing yourself or branding yourself to stand apart from the crowd so that you can pull a portion of the market to you and thus increase your market share and profits. While I am in business to make money, I believe that people should be able to get free information for free. I am choosing to break down the principals of the book and explain what biblical principles they were founded on so that you can read for yourself what God already put into his word for your use. I will break down 1 chapter per day and compare it to the word of God so that you can apply the scriptures to your life, develop a relationship with God and see him move in your situations to cause growth, change, and deliverance. The next post will be on “Thoughts are things.”

I will be posting the breakdowns of these chapters on my Facebook page.  You can get there by clicking here

Faith begins where the will of God is known-for you!

I knew that I wanted to write about what God was doing in my life to help me pick up the pieces and restore the losses in my life, but I had so much to share I didn’t always know where to start. Today I want to break down a scripture and use it to illustrate what God has done for me and what he will do for you. Remember God is no respecter of persons, but he is a respecter of faith. He doesn’t have favorites, he just has his kids and if you are born again, that includes you.

We see in Psalms 51:10-12 that David was asking God to create a new clean heart in him, renew his spirit, and keep him close and to restore him. David had just committed adultery with Bathsheba and he cried out to God for forgiveness.

Psalm 51:10-12

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation And sustain me with a willing spirit.

The bible says that David was a man after God’s own heart. David spent a lot of time with God and God was continually renewing David’s mind. David was passionate about God and you can see that when you read book of Psalms. God was with David wherever he went and God kept David from harm, just like he has kept me from harm all the days of my life.

I was a trouble maker growing up. I caused a lot of pain and suffering for my mom and my step dad. I didn’t mean to cause them to get upset with me, but I just wanted to run free, play and have fun. I spend most of my years growing up grounded for failing to make it home on time. I just didn’t have a sense of responsibility and I didn’t have a relationship with Jesus that gave me a standard of right and wrong to go by. Shortly after graduating high school I got born again. God changed my life forever that day.

I was a sinner and I was very guilty making many mistakes and I carried that guilt, shame and regret with me as a young man, but when I asked God to forgive me, he created in me a clean heart like he did for David. David was asking God to give him a steadfast spirit or one that doesn’t waver or isn’t subject to the circumstances going on all around him. God started me on a journey that brought stability to my life. He gave me a perseverance that kept me going even when I would have given up in the past. He helped me establish new goals in life and see them fulfilled.

David knew he messed up. He knew that he was not where he was supposed to be when he decided to act on the impulses that were flowing through him. David also had had a close relationship with God and he feared that God was going to take that away from him. It was like he was begging God not leave him alone in his guilt and shame. Once you have felt God’s presence in your life, you never want to let that feeling go away and so I know how he felt when he asked God to stay and not go. Since becoming a Christian I have made some blunders and felt the guilt and shame come back and felt like God was so far from me that I couldn’t find him. The facts couldn’t be further from the truth. God was right here waiting for me to cry out, ask for forgiveness and ask him for his help in the situation I found myself. I have learned from those early years in my walk with God, that when I mess up, I need to repent right away. I need to ask Jesus for forgiveness and I need to turn away from doing what I was doing that caused me to end up in that situation. You see, repenting is not just saying you’re sorry for what you’ve done, but it is turning away from that activity so that you don’t end up repeating the cycle. Sometimes I have found that I needed to repent several times as I learned to overcome the temptation to sin in that area. Other times, I just had to repent once and it was done.

When David said don’t take the Holy Spirit away from him that was significant because in the Old Testament days the Holy Spirit was only on select people like Kings, Profits, and individuals selected for a specific cause. Today, we can have the Holy Spirit live in us and lead us where we should go and what we should do. In David’s time, if the Holy Spirit departed the King then they would no longer have God’s protection or leadership over their kingdom and it wouldn’t be long before their time was up. Today, we can have the Holy Spirit with us always as long as we follow God’s word. God says that he will never leave us or forsake us, but if we are choosing to live our lives without following him, he will let us do that until we figure out that the best we can do without God is fail.

Lastly, David asks for restoration and sustainment. David knew that God could restore him and only God could sustain his life. I have seen God’s work in my life to restore parts of my life that were stolen and parts of my life that I gave away. God is a good God and he is in the restoration business. He wants to restore people who have struggled with anything in their lives that are not good for them. The only person who is too far gone to be restored is the person who is dead. As long as you are living, God can restore you. You just have to have faith that he can do it and that he will do it. Mark 11:23-24 (Amp) says:

Mark 11:23-24Amplified Bible (AMP)

23 I assure you and most solemnly say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea!’ and [a]does not doubt in his heart [in God’s unlimited power], but believes that what he says is going to take place, it will be done for him [in accordance with God’s will]. 24 For this reason I am telling you, whatever things you ask for in prayer [in accordance with God’s will], believe [with confident trust] that you have received them, and they will be given to you.

You activate your faith by speaking out God’s word over your life in the face of what the circumstances are saying. For example, if someone receives a diagnosis of cancer they could say what the bible says about that and proclaim that they are healed. Someone might say, “Well does that mean that they shouldn’t get treatment then?” No, they should get the medical treatment recommended by their doctor, but still proclaim that they are healed until they get the full manifestation of what they are believing for. If that is you, and you need healing in your body today, I want you to go to the bible and read the following scriptures out loud to yourself.

Power of your tongue scriptures

Proverbs 18:21

Luke 6:45

James 3:2-7

Proverbs 18:7

Mark 11:23-24

Healing Scriptures

Colosians 1:21-21

Mathew 6:12

Romans 5:5

1 Peter 2:24

Romans 6:11

2 Corintheans 5:21

Psalms 107:20

John 6:63 & 10:10

Proverbs 4:20-22

Why am I passionate about helping you renew your mind?

December 2014, the person I loved the most in this world told me she wanted to cheat on me. Who says that? It was a desperate cry for help from the woman I loved and the woman who I had invested the last 22 years of my life with. A week later she was gone. Eight months later we were divorced. My life was falling apart all around me and I couldn’t keep ahold of anything that was stable in my life except this one thing. That one thing that changed my life so many times before in the past, that one thing that I could count on to be there when I had nowhere else to turn, that one thing was my relationship with Jesus Christ. When all else was failing, he wasn’t letting me down, instead, he was picking me up, dusting me off and helping me get my life back in order.

The reason that I am so passionate about helping others is that I have been helped along in my life. I have been delivered out of dangerous situations and I have seen God change me for the better over my lifetime. Sure, I was your typical kid who got into trouble from time to time, but I wasn’t that crazy. I just wanted to have fun, enjoy life and have the best life. I was jealous of those that had more, but it was mostly ok. I had two big events happen in my childhood that God aka Jesus saved me from. The first was a near drowning incident located at Falls Park in Sioux Falls, SD and the second was being molested by a friend of a family member when I was in my early teens. God delivered me from both situations. One was instant and the other took years to undue, but it’s done.

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I know what God wants for my life and I know what he wants me to communicate to you too. This blog is the chance for me to share life lessons, personal challenges, struggles, deliverance and what happens when you dare to put your trust in Jesus. I will be writing about my adventures and tying the word of God into what I write so that you can see that it’s not me just figuring out how to be a better person, but instead it is God leading me, guiding me, directing me and intervening from time to time. I understand now why we have to renew our minds with the word of God and I want to share that with you too hoping that it encourages you to make positive changes in your life through prayer, reading the bible and stepping out by faith when things may be uncomfortable.

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