Hello, I’m Alexis, and I want to share my awesome testimony. Growing up, my mother and my father, they were church goers, but they were not saved. We were just going to church to be going to church, and I really didn’t understand the true meaning of who Christ was.
It wasn’t until the summer of 2005, going into my sophomore year of college, that the Lord led me to Red Lobster. That’s where I used to work at and I came back again to work at it again over the summer. And I met these two young ladies, we just became really good friends.
We decided to go out to eat one day. Well while we were waiting to eat, they had their Bibles with them. I was just so fascinated at how they brought their Bibles to work. I had never seen anyone read the Bible the way that they did. I just was sitting there listening, just fascinated by what they were saying. As we were leaving the restaurant they asked if I had given my life to Christ, and I said no. So I decided to confess it then, and I admit as I got in the car I said, “Okay, I feel a little different, maybe something is going to be different about this time.”
Because I had confessed Christ before…didn’t really realize that I was confessing Christ at the time either. It was just compulsion like you get up and they tell you to come up there and I went up there and I really didn’t know what I was doing, but this time it felt a little different. So I confessed Christ as my Lord and Savior, and I got to my job and things began to really change in me. I really got into the word of God, and I was so on fire for God during that time in my life, until I came back to school.
Once I came back to school, I got back in the world again, I started going back to the parties and drinking and what not. I had a couple of friends, so called “Christians”, and I told them about my new found faith in Christ. They told me that I could go to the clubs, they told me that I could, you know, drink, they told me I could do all these things as long as I believe in Christ and as long as I do good. I was listening to the people I look up to as Christians.
Now these are not the same two ladies that I met before these are friends back at school with me, who I looked up to, who I thought, you know, had a good Christian background, though they went to the parties as well. I’m thinking, well ok, if they can do it then I can do it too. I had no idea they weren’t saved either. The holiness was missing in their lives, including myself. So I end up listening to them and doing what they were doing. I said, “Well okay, if they can do it, I can do it. So I end up falling back into the world again and this time I fell a lot harder.
I came back to school and one of the things that I wanted to do was pledge a sorority. I had been wanting to pledge a sorority for the longest time and I thought it was ok. I thought they do community service and all these great things, but I had no idea that a lot of these Greek letter organizations worship false gods.
Now hear this, worshipping, not necessarily bowing down to them, well some of them do. Some of them have rituals where they do that, but I know that a lot of things that I researched show that they have a Greek god that is attached to them, that they give honor or reverence to. The Bible says not to worship any other god, but Him, or to give reverence to any other god but Him. So I knew it was not of God.
Between all that, the spirit of homosexuality began to hit me as well, and I began to have relations with another woman. Not necessarily too deep and what not…I’m glad, thank you Jesus, that He caught me before my whole life just changed right before my eyes. But, you know, the devil was really trying to get me out of the will of God, like honestly, get me in the sorority getting me trying to believe that I was bisexual, or whatever it may be.
It took my friend to call me and say, “Alexis I’m at this Bible study, and I’m really getting somewhere in God, and I really want you to come. I know you’re really busy, because I was very busy on campus, I did everything.
And something just told me to go. Something just tugged at my spirit. And right before I went to that Bible study, I had went home for Thanksgiving break and I rededicated my life to Christ. And from that moment, God just sweeped me up before I could get back into what I was already involved in.
By the time I got back to school and I went to this Bible study, not only did the preacher over the Bible study touch on homosexuality, and what I was going through, but he also touched on Greek letter fraternities and sororities, what I was going through as well. So that really hit me and I knew God was speaking to me, telling me, NO, NO, NO, GET OUT, GET OUT, GET OUT, GET OUT, GET OUT.
That night, that preacher, I told him my dealings with homosexuality and just the desires and what not and I wanted to live right. I was tired of dealing with that struggle and he prayed with me and he laid hands on me. And when he laid hands on me, I fell out, and when I fell out I don’t know what came over me, but I began to speak to God and submit to him. That night I submitted my life to God. I said, “I’m tired of this.”
Now I still had if’s and and’s about the sorority, because it was such a stronghold on me at the time. Now once I left I said, “Ok God, just give me one more confirmation.” It wasn’t until a couple of days later, I got a phone call from one of the girls who was interested in the sorority as well, and she began to call me crying and telling me how this stuff is demonic, this stuff is demonic. And something just hit me then, and I said, “Ok God, that’s it, that’s another confirmation, I don’t need to do this.”
So God could have taken my life and given it to the enemy, but instead He chose to have mercy upon me, and allowed me to go through what I went through so I can be able to testify to those who are going through homosexuality, and tell them they can be delivered from homosexuality, and tell them that God loves them, that they were not made that way. I can tell someone that is trying to get in these Greek sororities and fraternities and tell them that it’s not of God; tell them to get out because it’s a stronghold that’s on their lives.
Now I’m able to stand here and say that I’m sold out for God. I just encourage anyone to live their life for Christ whole heartedly without compromise.
In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray your strength in the Lord, Amen.