From Prison to Purpose

A Necessary Pain

Meandering through life, self-destructive at best, I was sentenced to 5 years in prison. When I arrived at MCIW, my mind was under tremendous attack; I was bound by the defeatist perspective that I was hopeless and beyond reach. Belligerently sinful without remorse, I was convinced that my name was Sunshine until God began to speak to me. He showed me myself. He revealed that I wandered into the dark seeking validation, my self-esteem was so low. I looked at the ground when I spoke to other people as I felt inferior. I wanted a friend, someone who loved me for me, unbeknownst to the fact that I already have a friend that is closer than a brother Proverbs 18:24.

I remember God showing me what solitary confinement was about. Somehow the penal system found a way to make prison worse. If someone violated one of the rules, fought, stoleā€¦

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