Megan – 2015 Graduate
I had a good childhood; however, at a very young age, I had seeds of negativity, bitterness, and shame planted in my mind. As an intuitive child, I allowed those seeds into my mind because I didn’t know how to discern those thoughts from the truth. This led to a life of perfectionism and a longing for acceptance. These were the spark for the flames of my addictions.
I heard about Mercy from my counselor through my church. I decided to apply because I was suicidal. Entering Mercy I hid behind humor, as that was the only way I knew how to cope. I was self-conscious, and my countenance expressed nothing but oppression. I never cried. I lived with a war raging inside of me, but I refused to express it through any emotions.
A major turning point for me while in the program was breaking agreement with the control that I thought my addictions provided. I learned a lot about Christ and His place in my priorities. I decided to give up control, and make Him Lord and Savior of my life.
While at Mercy God showed me that I have a choice between life and death. He showed me that I have power behind the choices I make in Jesus’ name. I can choose to be oppressed, depressed, anxious, starved, or suicidal, OR I can choose to drop those nets of negativity and trust that He will catch me.
After graduating from Mercy I plan to complete my college degree in Literature, and God has called me back to my church in my college town. I pray that someday I will be able to be the voice for the young women who are hesitant to seek help.
To all the Mercy supporters- may God bless you!! You saved my life and allowed me to learn how to experience abundant life. I can’t begin to express my gratitude!