Hi, my name is Nick. I am new to Abundant Life Chapel. I have attended Sunday Worship Service in person the last 2 weeks. I really enjoyed it, and I look forward to attending each Sunday Worship Service.
I have come to realize that I am at a point in my life where I need some spirituality and guidance from a higher power. I have had a lot of struggles and difficulties in my life, dating back to my childhood years. I'm 48 years old now. And sometimes, even now, I feel like a lost soul, still trying to find my place and purpose in this world.
I had a difficult childhood growing up. I was a shy, awkward kid. As an adult, I had a long battle with addictions. First with alcohol, and then later with drugs. I have done time in jail as a result of alcohol and drug related offences. I have lost jobs, relationships, and friendships as a result of my addictions and bad behavior. I have battled anxiety, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder for most of my adult life. And, probably worst of all, I have found myself alone often in my life, and have gone through a lot of loneliness.
I am happy to say that I have been clean and sober for 16 months now. I manage my anxiety and loneliness as best as I can. I've learned a lot from my past mistakes. I'm definitely a different person now. I realize a lot of the problems in my life were caused by my own doing, and I have taken responsibility for that.
But now, I find myself searching for something or someone, just trying to make a connection. I want to feel like I'm a part of something. Something that has been missing in my life for a long time.
And that's where I'm at now. A prayer and a hope. One day at a time.