"The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it." - Moliere
What do you do when life throws you a curve ball?
Ever had progress derailed by forces outside of your control?
1. Get Guidance
You see, Lamont had been incarcerated, but was taking all the right steps. He became a Christian behind bars, enrolling in TUMI – a Serving California & Prison Fellowship program that offers Christian education and leadership training.
And then... Life threw him a curve ball.
Lamont was paroled before he could graduate.
He found himself homeless and unemployed, rejected by his family, living on the streets of downtown San Diego. In desperation, he prayed to God for help and guidance - and was reminded of his promise to serve God, regardless of his circumstances.
So that's what he did - he began to.....
2. Act on the right values.
Lamont started preaching the Gospel to his homeless neighbors, and serving their spiritual and material needs.
“I’ve always been a fighter,” he said, “but I found a new fight.” His hard work and love of service was noticed by local business people, and he found work in a local hotel; then, a place to live.
3. Pursue your goals.
Lamont then made the time and found the energy to complete the remaining TUMI curriculum. The momentum that coincided with his new situation – serving, working, stable – enabled him to persevere and finish his education!
And finally, he was blessed by others, who threw him a surprise graduation, from the TUMI program that had enabled him to tackle his new life’s work!
We may not all know what it is to experience incarceration or homelessness, but one thing we CAN ALL AGREE on is this – sometimes life throws you a curve ball.