Dave Giles

Poznan, Poland

A Heavy Price to Pay

Adrenaline Rush

I grew up in a Christian home, but I lived more for sports, or whatever crazy thing could get my blood pumping. I was a thrill seeker, and I loved to drive down the highway at 150 mph, dive off of 100ft. cliffs, jump off of bridges, do stunts on my motorcycle as well as outrun the police, and get into fights. It was all for the adrenaline rush.  When I wasn’t out doing crazy things, I attended church regularly, went to youth group, sang in the choir, and did quizzing.  I was living with one foot in the world and one foot in the church.

Reality Check

I came home one night from work and received a phone call that one of my best friends had been in a very bad motorcycle accident and was in the hospital.  When I went to see him, he was all hooked up to machines, but he wasn’t there. This was the last time I would see my friend because the next day he died. I was devastated. It was then that I began to rethink how I was living my life, what life was really about, and how fragile life was. I had spent a lot of time with my friend yet I had never shared the gospel with him.

 The Change

I realized that all of those things I had been doing were just a way to try to fill the emptiness that I had inside. It was at this time that I decided to completely commit myself to Christ and live for Him instead of myself. I stopped doing all of those crazy things. I asked God to forgive me for not being a good example of Him and for not telling my friend how much God loved him.  I never wanted to have another friend die without having the opportunity to have a personal relationship with God. Time is short and no one knows the number of their days!


The Real Adrenaline

Since I’ve been walking with Jesus, I am on the greatest adrenaline there is. Being obedient to God’s call in my life and being right where He wants me to be has led me on the greatest adventure of my life. I will be bold as I go out and share the gospel. Will you join me!

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