I’M GLAD I REACHED OUT FOR HELP BEFORE ENDING MY LIFE ...
I was so hopeless when I reached out to Step Out for help. I reached a dead end and thought about ending my life. My mind battles were overwhelming – situations concerning my finances, marriage, and my children – all crumbling before me at the same time. I felt ripped of strength from fighting for so long. I tried holding on to God and what I knew about Him, but continued to feel depressed. I felt numb. I couldn’t see, feel, or hear God at all. Despite my desperate cries, I felt like He wasn’t coming through for me. I began to question my salvation, which added to my depression.
While all that was going on, God was working behind the scenes. He connected me to Step Out through its Founder, Maria-Elisa “Lisa” Maki. She recommended the Breaking Chains program and agreed to coach me with another woman in her team. The breakthrough started!
Layer upon layer, my deep-seated issues were exposed; issues that were hindering the powerful move of God in my life. It was not fun. Yet, with the patient coaching and Spirit-filled counsel of the coaches, I was able to process things more effectively.
I went through my own pace, as the Spirit of God guided me. I learned to pray strategically, which changed my whole outlook. The inner change in me brought about the outer change that I have been praying to see. It had to start from me! Yet I couldn’t have done it without Step Out. Their programs are so well-designed, combining the Word of God with real life experiences. Everything was based on what they have been through, how they have overcome through Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit – in a step-by-step process that makes you examine yourself so closely.
Some of my wounds are still fresh from the healing process; others I have totally recovered from. Since I’ve already been through the program, I now know what to do once an inner issue comes up. This is how grateful I am for Step Out. I wouldn’t trade my experience with them for anything.