I Was Broken: Tiffany

A series for those of us that need the reminder that God is still in the business of changing lives.

 

-Tiffany

Four years ago I was agnostic, homeless, on drugs, and sleeping around. I was with a boyfriend who beat me all the time and verbally abused me as well. I took whatever drugs I could get to cope with the pain of a broken family, a mom on drugs, and a Dad whom I believed did not care about me and who was not around. I had been molested by my mom’s ex-boyfriend and I had been vigorously brainwashed (by the enemy) to believe that I had no value and that my life was a waste of time (this was a cycle that had started when i was a little girl and would say to my parents “I dont deserve to live”).

 

Well, after couch surfing since I was 10 with my mom and sisters, the predictable happened; my sisters were taken away by child protective services and I, at the age of 16, was considered a “flight risk”.  A year went by and I ended up on the streets with the same boyfriend, hopeless. Nothing would work out, I couldn’t even get food. So in an act of desperation I called my Dad whom I had no relationship with at the time. I told Him my circumstances and He invited me to meet Him at a church service. So I did, I went with my boyfriend at the time and when I walked in and sat in the meeting I began to cry.  I didn’t understand what was happening; My boyfriend began to manifest a demon, which is what had been controlling his life, and I couldn’t stop crying.

 

At the end of the service a lady came up to me and said “God told me to pray for your broken heart”. I said “Ok” thinking to myself, “Ok crazy lady” but when she prayed I began to cry more and feel peace. Then they asked me if I needed any healing in my body. I told them my ankle was injured for 6 years and that I had lung problems. They prayed and both were healed. I was amazed and knew God was real. That night I was so convicted by the Holy Spirit (not knowing it was the Holy Spirit) not to do drugs that I felt I would throw up. I had agreed to meet my Dad at the church the next day so off we went and met Him again. After the service a man whom I did not know came up to me and my Dad and they both wanted to pray for me. I felt electricity going through my body and they began to prophesy over me, I had know idea what they were talking about.  They began to say things like “Revival Fire!” and “The fire of God is on your life”, and I thought “Cool, whatever that means.”

 

Directly after that the Holy Spirit started speaking to me. Nobody taught me, I just heard Him. He said “Tiffany, You need to stop having sex because you are putting curses on your life.” Then I realized the sins I had committed had actually screwed up my life and that God had never abandoned me. I HAD FREEWILL. Dun Dun DUN! So after that I told my boyfriend at the time what the Lord had said to me and he seemed ok with it. Later on He proved not to be and it turned out to be my first Holy Spirit empowered lesson on turning the other cheek and choosing Jesus. Long story short, I left Him, I left the drugs, I left everything and I moved in with my Dad and started pursuing God. Most everyone that were my “friends” were no longer my friends and didn’t want to talk to me anymore.

 

The Lord started taking me through deliverance and inner healing. It was hard stuff but good. I can honestly tell you that I didn’t believe one person could cry so much. I mean, He brings everything in your heart up, He wants us “naked and unashamed”  like in the garden. He is our protector. In the midst of this I had a strong desire for the word of God. I mean I would pray and just read and read and read, the Holy Spirit showed me so much.

 

Well to make an even longer story short, the Lord has taken me through many trials and many blessings, solidifying my heart in Him. I now have a huge passion to see the lost saved, the poor fed and loved on, and I walk in a healing and prophetic anointing. But most of all, I desire to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ who died for me and had compassion on a weak human being. He is love. He is redemption. He is blessing.  He is the Great I Am, the Almighty God, He is greatly to be praised, He is Jesus Christ the Lord forever and His gentleness has made me great. I am now His princess, His beautiful spotless bride clothed in His righteousness, loved forever and filled with His love forever.

 

I was broken, but now I live.

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*While I (Jessica) have a conservative Baptist background and don’t have any personal experiences with some of the things that Tiffany mentions in her testimony, I do acknowledge that the Bible does back up such an experience and am grateful to her for sharing it with us.

Comments

  1. Tiffany, what an awesome testimony! Thank you so much for sharing this. Blessings and peace to you. He is mighty to save! <3

  2. Tiffany, thank you so much for sharing!

  3. Preach it sister!

  4. Beautiful! So beautiful what God can do! Thank you, Tiffany, for sharing this.
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  5. Beautiful!
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