How much do we ever know about the people who help us change our lives? We might visit a therapist or psychologist, but rarely know their background. Often, these people are able to assist us because they have experienced a similar situation and have overcome it; their knowledge and experience is what gives us the confidence to believe in their advice. Here’s an introduction to the head of the Breaking The Habit movement in the UK, who is helping you to beat your addiction, just like he beat his own.
“I had my first encounter with alcohol at the age of 13. After that moment, I could not bear going out at the weekend without a drink in hand. And when I drank, I really drank.”
I could be surrounded by people and still feel utterly alone. As a result of this, depression crept its way into my life, making me look for ways to fill the void that I had inside. But, my search was in vain and only made matters worse.”
Then things started to change, and I found the light at what seemed to be the end of the tunnel by coming to the UCKG HelpCentre. Here, I discovered that I could have a second chance at life! So, the journey towards my transformation began, and I decided to surrender everything during the very first week that I arrived. As a person removes their dirty clothes, takes a good shower, and changes into clean clothes, that is exactly how I felt that day.
As a result of attending the UCKG HelpCentre, my mind, behaviour, and actions changed immediately; all the destructive desires I had left, and I began to build a new life. I even went to a nightclub again and had a sip of alcohol, but the taste that had once been so sweet and pleasant now become something sickly and disgusting to me. The desire for alcohol had left me, and it was then that I knew I was finally free from the addiction. I found freedom from my past and bad behaviour because each and every day, I was taught about faith, so I began to conquer my life.
I later got married and built a family of my own, filling the gaping hole that had once existed in my love life. Today, I am able to help others with that same problem, and I find great pleasure in seeing other people’s lives change, knowing that I was part of it.”
Pastor Roland Schlenker